You are probably very talented at something. Maybe you’re talented at several things. I discovered when I was young that I had quite a bit of talent. When I was in school — competing against the fairly low expectations set by a typical school — that made it easy for me to stand out.
Once I got into the real world, I still had more talent than most people around me, but I didn’t achieve as much as I should have. I had achieved success as a student without even trying. Without realizing it, I was expecting life to work that way — but nobody showed up at my door to tell me how great I was. The world wasn’t eager to reward my alleged brilliance and talent.
It took me many years to consciously learn this lesson, but I eventually learned that talent is enough to give me a possibility of competing — but talent alone was never enough to let me win.