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The Genius in You

3 Nov

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Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. Accordingly, a genius is often merely a talented person who has done all of his homework. – Thomas Edison

Science backs up Edison’s words. In a recently published book, The Genius in All of Us, David Shenk discusses how genius is not solely based on your genes. “No one is born with a predetermined amount of intelligence. Intelligence (and IQ scores) can be improved.”

This is great news! Ever feel like you were born dumb? Or that other people are just smarter than you and there’s nothing you can do about it? That you have no chance to be like Shakespeare or Einstein or even the smart kid next door?

Think again. Genius is something you can develop, something you can create.

Never let anyone convince you that you’re just not smart enough. Intelligence is made, not born.