Talent is a word we use after someone has become accomplished. There is no way to detect it before the fact, or when someone is stlll grappling with the learning process. It is impossible to predict when or if mastery will click into place. Besides, the thing we label as talent is not a single ability. It is a complex mixture of motive, curiosity, receptivity, intelligence, sensitivity, good teaching, perseverance, timing, sheer luck, and countless other things.
Alla Prima, Richard Schmid3 notes