My dear,

I don’t care about your talent, show me hard work. Show me getting up early every day, working all day, and sleeping late. Show me giving up outings with friends and partying to focus on work. Show me constant failure, and constant overcoming of that failure. Show me you, working hard.

Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard.

Don’t show me just your talent. I don’t care about it alone. In this race hard work always comes first, luck second, and talent third. And I don’t want anything from you but hard work… I don’t want anything from you but your desire to be number one.

Falsely yours,
Kevin Wayne Durant