Talent can only take you so far. I guess I had some level of technical talent since I got past /beg/ level with a month of casual studying as a teen but I've been stuck ever since because of my laziness. I stopped drawing for a long time because I didn't want to put in any effort and would only draw like once a year. Now I've started again and force myself to draw every day because everyone has to work hard, even if they have talent.
I honestly think whatever little talent I had ruined me more than if I didn't have any at all. For me, 2-3 hours is a good day since I never did anything like that before but >>3973185
and others say it's nothing. I don't want to make excuses for myself but I wish I had had to work hard from the beginning rather than coasting along until I hit a plateau.
I do think talent is required for having good ideas and "soul" though. I have technical talent but not this type, unfortunately. That's another thing that makes me want to give up, since anyone can develop technical skills with effort but you're either creative or not.