Word-Of-the-Week #664: Genius

April 27, 2017 by · Comments Off on Word-Of-the-Week #664: Genius 

Genius – a person with exceptional ability, esp of a highly original kind.

Are you aware of the talents you possess? Have you kept track of the times you had an inspiration that was incredibly original? Did you know it was genius or did you assume you “just got lucky?”

Steve Strauss, author of STEVE’S 3-MINUTE COACHING, once again has great insight to share.

Quote: Genius

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)

“Talent hits a target no one else can hit.

Genius hits a target no one else can see.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

Coaching Point: Many people never know their talents and never practice them into strengths. Most highly successful people have developed their talents and use them, thus hit targets others can’t.

But talents have their outer limits. That’s because they’re about what you are in the world of form – your learning, memory, thoughts, processing speed and capabilities, the ‘stuff’ inherent to your physical and mental presence, your intellect.

Genius comes from other than that. Genius is commonly thought to be about ‘smarts,’ but it’s not. Genius is in the ah-ha, the flash of insight, the inspiration. Genius is non-linear. It’s about a highly developed awareness, an openness to receiving, and an absence of programmed mental barriers.

Everyone has had flashes of inspiration, thus everyone has experienced genius. But nearly everyone then assumes it was a passing phenomenon and they just got lucky. They wouldn’t realize that what happened is for a brief moment they ‘got out of their mind’ and opened up to genius.

What if you assumed you had complete and total access to all the information and wisdom of the universe? Would you then realize that you, too, are a genius, hitting targets no one else can see?

— Copyright 2017 Steve Straus. All rights reserved. — See all past issues from Steve and subscribe here.

This week’s focus is genius. How highly developed is your awareness? Have you ever seen things that no else could see? Did you see the movie The Founder? If not, I suggest you watch it, as I think Ray Kroc was a true genius when he saw the potential of McDonalds!

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