Talent is not enough.
If you want to be exceptional in this life, you must learn not to look at time linearly when you work.
If you do a 9-5 job, don’t go home and chill, except you want to be average. Put in the work from 6 to midnight and then go to bed. If you can sneak in an hour before going to work in the morning, do that too. Exceptional is a word that starts with an incredible work ethic.