Talent is real but it's not what you think it is. Most people view talent as an innate skill in academics or art, you are just born good at it! Yes, that is the dictionary definition of talent. But there is mote to it. Talent is the ability to learn effectively. It is the ability to study. And the ability to learn is the ability to study with discipline, to do something tirelessly every day to get good, the ability to study is to reflect on your mistakes, to see what you do for what it is, to see it honestly. Talent is the ability to focus on the betterment of oneself, the ability to realize what is holding you back, to know what to improve on and to know what will take you to the next level. Rather than constantly posting threads like, should I grind this? Is this book good? This is how I draw right? Should I draw boxes, is that how you get good?
Talent is this simple set of skills. Learning, studying, reflecting, focus, discipline. Simple, basic skills, that many people lack , and that is just how it is. A talentless person will never learn these skills if they do not change their mindset. You think you're not TALENTED? What's holding you back?