I have had no such luck explaining that most ability isn’t ‘God given’ and that ambition, perseverance and habit works its way into talent. Luckily, there are brilliant authors out there like Seth Godin whom have figured out how to simplify such sayings. Click through the link to read the full blog, it is only 6 lines, but they make perfect sense.
Wouldn’t it be great to be gifted? . . .
. . . You’re not born this way, you get this way.
Lesson Learned: There is no shame in being envious, but it shouldn’t be crippling. Every talented person who you have met has started from scratch somewhere and worked their way up to success. Try something, retry something, practice the effort and then you can get there too.