No matter how talented or intelligent you may be, there is no shortcut around hard work in today’s world. Sure, talent and intelligence can get you far, but true success is only achieved through grit and determination. This goes for both Islam and the real world. You can’t reach the top nowadays through sheer talent and intelligence because the truth is there are tons of people who are equally as smart and talented as you are. And concurrently, you can’t hope to achieve Jannah if you don’t work hard to maintain your prayers and piety.