You know, you set out to do something, and I have achieved what I set out to do to the best of my ability.
Hunter S. Thompson had this ability; his words cut the most powerful men in America to the bone.
His goal of coming across as humble subtracts from his ability to share just exactly how he became so great at such a young age.
late 14c., from Old French ableté "expert at handling (something)," from Latin habilitatem (nominative habilitas) "aptitude," noun of quality from habilis "easy to manage, handy" (see able). One case where a Latin silent -h- failed to make a return in English (despite efforts of 16c.-17c. scholars); see H.