Sometimes it feels like success gets distilled down to a binary of talented or persistent.

The natural athlete vs. the grinder that wills their way to The League (whatever league it is).

(This is likely related to the myth of overnight success.)

But, as most of us learn at some point, it’s really a combination of the two. One just comes more naturally and the other is what makes you work.

(The talent doesn’t always have to seem directly related to the field of success, but somewhere there is a related talent that fuels the persistence and leads to success.)

This is a long winded way of saying, check out this story about Joel Culpepper and give his tunes a listen.