I put my money on practice over prodigy, any day of the week. Put the practice in, day after day, and you will see results. A prodigy might get there first, but a practicer will often achieve more long-term, as the gifts of a prodigy might not grow with time after the initial burst.
Prodigy or practice? Pick practice for longevity. Pick prodigy today.
Prodigy and practice? There’s the one who will change the world.
But listen, non-prodigies: Nearly all of us aren’t prodigies. Comparing yourself to a five-year-old virtuoso isn’t a fair or realistic comparison, and doesn’t offer any real insight into your future (or the five-year-old’s…).
Get back in the practice room and get better.