Persistence Is Like Kryptonite To Most People

John Hodgman says persistence trumps talent in all creative endeavors.
This is true.
Most people are allergic to Persistence and it’s sibling, Hard Work. Or as Chris Rock would say, Hard Work is like Kryptonite to most people.
If you persist and work hard at what you create, it further distinguishes you from those who might copy you. It also makes it harder for imitators to reach to level of quality you achieve in your creations.