Effective performance is preceded by painstaking preparation. (Brian Tracy, self-development speaker/author)

Some of us long for the ability of an accomplished musician or artist. We’d like an instant infusion of talent, so we could perform right now as well as an artist we admire. Of course, life isn’t like that. Given a certain amount of natural talent, even the greatest artist has to work hard and long to achieve prominence. Every worthwhile effort requires consistent and arduous work.

We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. (Romans 12:6).