“There may be people who have more talent than you, but there is no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” – Derek Jeter
I have always enjoyed this quote by Derek Jeter because is perfectly illustrates how those thinking they have “no shot” should go about their work. It is true that there are many people out in the world with more natural ability than you; however, one can always beat them out for a job or spot on a team if they dedicate themself to the work. Natural ability decides where people start, but it will never decide where they end up. We are always in control of that.