Brilliance is not gifted. The natural ability to be disciplined, diligent and determined might?  

Brilliance is hard work. Crafting. Practising. Curating. Cultivating. Refining.  

Never ask someone who is at the top of their game how lucky they are.

Ask, how many years have they practiced?  How many hours have they toiled at their craft? What have they sacrificed? 

The brilliant are not lucky they are just practiced.