Oddly enough, many non-chess players (and even beginner players) believe that ability to play chess well is something inherent. They believe that no matter what they do, they will not be able to progress.
It’s absolutely false. Of course, genetics plays some sort of role in becoming a good chess player, but if you’re not aiming at becoming a grandmaster and the chess world champion, it shouldn’t bother you at all. The truth is this: an average person who trains and plays chess consistently will beat any chess gifted genius who doesn’t practice playing. You’re surprised? You ask me how to improve your chess? The answer is pretty simple and complex at the same time.