Because it’s not that “some of us pick things up easier than others.”
It’s that “all of us pick some things up faster than others.”
Talent is a measure of speed; it doesn’t determine where you end up, just how fast you get there, or in some cases, give up.
Skill is a measure of development. Showing up to practice will determine the destination.
Too many could-be champions dropped out of their sport before they hit professional stride, and too many at-risk youths built successful companies, families, and traditions for us to believe otherwise.