Persistence Always Trumps Talent: Agree or Disagree?

Although this article is more for writers, some of what he says can be influenced for other forms of art [setting aside time, focus; just producing/creating, etc.]

http://www.copyblogger.com/how-daniel-pink-writes/

my favorite takeaway:

Can you offer any advice to writers and content producers that you might offer yourself, if you could go back in time and “do it all over?”

Don’t worry about what other people think. And work harder. You might not believe it right now, but persistence almost always trumps talent.

Do you agree? Disagree?