I have heard many people claiming that they are not talented or smart enough. I am sure you have, too. But the truth is, I think every single one of us has talent. (OK, maybe not world-class talent, but talented nevertheless.) It’s just sometimes we refuse to put in the work.
It’s true that no matter how hard you work, the chance of you making it to the NBA is next to none. But that’s not to say that if you work hard enough, you will more than likely be much better than just about anyone in a pickup game on the playground. Isn’t that enough?
…and the same could be said about your work, business, school, whatever.