Originally Posted by Straight Success
I'm going to chime in, but I have to collect and articulate my thoughts properly. I'll be back with an edit.
Anytime one wants to get good at something in life, he/she needs to train. I don't care what it is - reading, writing, simply riding a motorcycle
, racing, trail braking, hitting the apex, rolling on the throttle after easing off the brakes to not upset a settled suspenion, body position, head position, choosing markers, breathing, weight lifting, sex, software programming... you name it.
A person will never excel to their fullest potential without training. Even the best continually train. Training is a needed dicipline to be at the forefront of anything, and even when at the forefront, training is still needed to stay there. There's an old phrase, "if you don't use it, you lose it." One can be the best at something, take a year or two off with no training, go back to the person who was second to the them, and they'll now be second best because they didn't train and continue to hone their craft/skill.
Does everyone need formal training? Maybe in the begining, but not necessarily in the long run.
Take it from A.I. (a.k.a. The Answer).
So, in short, yes, you need to train.
There's a guy that races CCS. I trackdayed with him back in 2016. I could damn run side by side with him, but his lines were smoother and cleaner. He's been training ever since. I'm sure I'm probably 3-6 seconds off of his lap times now. He's been training, I haven't been. He's dropped damn near 10 seconds over the course of three year at one specific track - Training.