Ok, well, not exactly. But, what this piece by Dubner and Levitt (of Freakonomics fame) does say is that many skills that are believed to be genetic talents are really the result of hard work and deliberate practice.
For example, I've always believed that my strong memory had less to do with genetics and more to do with the fact that I wanted to have a good memory and worked at it. I've noticed that people make statements like, "Oh, you're so lucky. My memory sucks." But the research that Dubner and Levitt point to indicates that those are just excuses. Instead, applying "deliberate practice" can get you to the level of proficiency that you'd like to achieve. It involves, "setting specific goals, obtaining immediate feedback and concentrating as much on technique as on outcome."
Yup, that sounds about right to me.. Set goals. Measure. Solicit feedback. Improve.
Now, go fix yourselves :)