S:1120 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?

 

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