Unlocking The Genius You

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Einstein was definitely onto something… It is often what we think of ourselves that defines our approach to many things. And, most of what we think about ourselves starts with how we measure ourselves.

Comparison is not a great way to make peace with who / what you are or not. Because you’re not like me it is unfair to you and everyone that should benefit from who you really are, to measure yourself on my abilities, personality or whatever.

We all have our genius. This is not just some mushy statement to make you feel good for the sake of it. It is a fact. There is the you genius, which only your God-given gifts and personality can be.

There is danger in not appreciating who you are and your gifts. When we do not see who we are and what we have, and sometimes to the extent of belittling ourselves and gifts, then we’re bound to playing the comparison game. Once we slip into that then all we see are our flaws.

The sad thing is that the genius me cannot be placed on the same scales or measuring metrics as the genius you. We’re different. The only comparison of genius, perhaps, we could make is whether we’re wearing the our genius suits and not trying or even wishing to be another.

Where To Start

The genius you is not always obvious. A great place to start chiseling away at the marble of uncovering your genius is trying stuff. I’ve had many people ask me how I’m able to do some of the things I do… They think I just fell out of bed and knew I could be great at something.

Of course I’ve always been that awesome at some things, NOT!

Well, there are some things that I just knew I was great at and most things took patience and a dash of adventure spirit. This may not be mind-blowing but it is often where most fail in the pursuit of their genius. Try stuff. You’ll never know how great, or not, you are at something till you give it a go.

Naturally

What seems to come to you naturally and comfortable that isn’t the norm for some of the people around you. Sometimes we aren’t aware of it but the people around us are. What are some of the things people have asked, “how do you do that?!”

Those things that seem to come naturally to you that have a ‘wow effect’ on others, have a hint of some of your genius. Explore them. Keep an eye out for some people with similar abilities and are somewhat more advanced than you and find out how they found out or do what they do.

Grit and Patience

Being able to do something doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve mastered and harnessed it. It also takes work to develop / grow your genius. Pure grit is something most overlook as a quality of other geniuses we hail.

It can be messy getting your genius to being comfortable with your genius. Equally, it can be messy being creative and doing things that matter with your genius.

Thus patience cannot and must never be overlooked as you grow effectiveness in your genius. Most sell themselves short of being awesome because of wanting to rush what only time can mature. Be patient as you put in the work. Start and focus on just the next step and not the next hundred.

Define your success based on your genius and enjoy the journey.

Unlocking the genius you is a journey that starts with trying stuff, being aware of what comes naturally, having pure grit and being patient.

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Author: Blessing Mpofu

just a guy changing the world

7 thoughts on “Unlocking The Genius You”

  1. Great article! :) I still stand by my sentiment that Einstein never said that, but nevertheless… ;)

      1. Well I think part of why people feel the quote holds such value is because Einstein who was a proven genius ‘said’ that everybody is a genius. So the fact that he didn’t say it changes that slightly, but the sentiment still remains, which I do support.

        I do believe that we all have unique sets of skills which equip us to add value in our own way. I think the quote shouldn’t be taken literally in terms of IQ levels, as everyone has a different IQ, but again I don’t think that this is the point.

        I’m just aware that many quotes are attributed incorrectly to Einstein, and for some reason we as society seem to deem it that much more profound. So I guess I’m torn between saying ‘Oh well, it doesn’t matter that it’s a misquote, the idea is the same’ and saying ‘for some reason someone pretended that Einstein said this to add more value to it’… Make sense? :)

        1. yeah, makes sense… for me it wasn’t about who said it. for me it, would hold the same weight regardless of who said it. i have quoted a lot of unknown people because I found their statements to be both profound and challenging…

          but i do get you… you can check out some of the quotes from people that are no where as famous, that I’ve used, here —> https://blessing.im/category/quotes/

          love your heart! man, you rock!

          1. Yeah I’m with you there, I wish everyone’s words held the same power for the general public, but I guess on the other hand I understand that people want to hear what influential and recognised figures have to say…

            In any case, I’ll check out some of those quotes, thanks for keeping us thinking and adjusting our lifestyles accordingly! ;)

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