I do not know about you, but if I'm persevering, it's because I do not have natural talent.
Some will say that I have a big mouth ... naturally;)
I was not the best at school, but I did well; I was not the best at swimming, but I still swim after 25 years old; I was not the best programmer, but again, I always managed.
Those who have a natural talent (the cursed;)), do not always need perseverance. But will they still be present in 20 years?
Moreover we say it takes 10,000 hours over a period of 10 years to become a master in just about any discipline, but you can learn everything in 20 hours.
Then I learn quickly in 20 hours and I persists for 10,000 hours thereafter;)
PS I speak of perseverance in my 1er book: