Following is a quote from the English translation of the novel The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
“… there are a lot of people with talent and passion, and many of them never get anywhere. This is only the first step to achieving anything in life. Natural talent is like an athlete’s strength. You can be born with more or less ability, but nobody can become an athlete just because he or she was born tall, or strong, or fast. What makes the athlete, or the artist, is the work, the vocation, and the technique. The intelligence you are born with is just ammunition. To achieve something with it you need to transform your mind into a high precision weapon.”
I remember this quote whenever I feel incompetent in whatever I’m working on. I don’t think there is a lot to add onto this, because I think this perfectly describes the struggle present within people who are new to their field and are trying to get better.