I’m just pointing out something worth acknowledging.
Genius comes from the same place beauty comes from. The same place evolution comes from. The same place inspiration comes from. The great unknown. Nature. God. Source. The universe.
Genius is an awesome blend of intelligence, creativity, and wisdom. It synthesizes the unexpected from the mundane. It absorbs vast data from wide-ranging sources. It combines them in brilliant ways.
And we have all done these things, even if we don’t realize it.
As babies, we were all fast learners. We were ‘geniuses’. There are some genetic differences and some start smarter than others, sure. But overall, we intelligently navigated our world, taking in data, and growing from it quickly. We learned jaw-droppingly fast. Not because we ‘tried hard’. Not because parents made us. Not because our brains were ‘different’ then. We learned fast because we were tapped into the thing that provides genius. We tapped into a natural, evolutionary intelligence. It gave us inspiration, intuitive leaps, and epic solutions to our problems. Eventually, society trains us away from most of our intelligence. But it’s still available, waiting to be tapped into.
True genius is something you can intentionally tap into and benefit from. It comes from a combination of 3 factors.
Focus, beliefs, and mood.
If a person focuses obsessively enough on something, backed by supportive beliefs and an uplifted mood regarding it… they become smart in this area.
Certain people ‘on the spectrum’ are good examples of this. Or a child who’s slow to develop, but suddenly finds their ‘calling’ and becomes masterful at it.
Same thing goes for general intelligence.
If you took a person and helped them focus obsessively on ‘being smart’. Something amazing would happen. They’d start becoming smart. If you helped them embody solid beliefs, and an uplifted mood about their smarts for long enough, they’d blossom.
In fact, this is what my parents did for me while raising me. They continually helped me focus on being smart. They continually guided my beliefs in my own intelligence. They made sure I never beat myself up, and that I always maintained a positive mood around my intellect. My parents did similar for my siblings, who are also rather smart. This is similar to the mysterious-but-powerfully-effective… placebo-effect.
The placebo effect is a thing. It often works. It’s often effective. And the times it doesn’t work, I suggest is only because people don’t properly understand it. It’s related to quantum physics and the law of attraction. It results in ‘miracles’ and has transformed physiology. And it plays a huge role in actually becoming smart. And it has three foundations I’ll explain shortly. Those 3 things connect you to true genius.
True genius is available to you, but it takes practice.