Talent x Effort = Skill. Skill x Effort = Achievement
Chess demands the four "P"s: Passion, Persistence, Practice, and Patience. Having only 3 out of those 4 won't cut it.
Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions.
I always wanted to play chess like Bobby Fischer and sing like Eddie Fisher. Unfortunately, it turned out reversed :(
"To you, Herr Lasker, I have just three words to say: check and mate!