my wife, an accomplished artist, gave me a book called "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain"
by Betty Edwards. My wife had always tried to get me interested in creating art, but I, who had trouble drawing a straight line, steadfastly refused because of my complete lack of "talent."
So to make my wife happy, I thumbed through this book and was completely blown away by the before and after pictures of dozens of people who had tired this method. I immediately launched into the exercises and in a weeks time could draw life-like portraits of people rivaling that of many professional artists. I know this sounds like a complete exaggeration, but I challenge you to go through this book and try it for yourself. It opened my eyes and made me rethink the concept of talent.
One of my favorite quotes from the "Expert Performance" article that Mac linked to is:
Individuals improve their performance and attain an expert level, not as an automatic consequence of more experience with an activity but rather through structured learning and effortful adaptation.
Another great quote in this article from Shin'ichi Suzuki of the "Suzuki Method" is:
Suzuki (1980/1981) argued that "every child can be highly educated if he is given the proper training" (p. 233), and he blamed earlier training failures on incorrect training methods and their inability to induce enthusiasm and motivation in the children.
So it not that I couldn't draw, but rather that nobody had ever been able to teach me how to draw. This is why I think that the Bertholy/Blueprint training method is so critical to becoming a good golfer. IMHO, everything else is an incorrect or incomplete training method.