I’ll tell you what freedom means to me: no fear. I mean, really, no fear.
Nina Simone in What Happened, Miss Simone?
Nina Simone was such a powerful figure. You can listen to part of the interview on YouTube, where she answered what free means to her.
Each man practices as he feels inclined. It is said the warrior’s is the twofold Way of pen and sword, and he should have a taste for both Ways.
Even if a man has no natural ability he can be a warrior by sticking assiduously to both divisions of the Way.
Miyamoto Musashi in The Book of Five Rings
This book was first published over three centuries ago, by the Japanese famous Samurai Miyamoto Musashi. Short read, great book. Many concepts and ideas are still applicable nowadays.
One does not need a natural ability or innate talent to become great at something. Practice is what makes all the difference.