Practicing Genius

We’ve heard the word Genius and been exposed in some way to examples of it enough times to perhaps be inclined to think it is only in the hands of a rare few.

But what if we’ve got this perception totally wrong?

What if…

“Genius arrives when you show up enough times to get the average ideas out of the way.”

James Clear in his book ‘Mastering Creativity’ says its important to reflect on a couple of questions:


1. What do you want to achieve?

2. Which skill do you need and want to develop the most that is linked to this goal?

3. What kind of timetable will you need to commit to?

4. Can you stick to a ‘skill development’ timetable with precision for at least one week?

James says there is value in pre-determining the duration, time, and place for practice.

“If you waste resources trying to decide when or where to work, you’ll impede your capacity to do the work.”

If your willing to show up, put in regular practice and play the long game it’s very possible that your own version of Genius will show up and become clearer and stronger.



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