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Genius

The origin of the word, genius, comes from  Middle English and was first used in the early centuries of the Renaissance period in history.  Dictionary.com defines it in five ways:

1. an exceptional natural capacity of intellect, especially as shown in creative and original work in science, art, music, etc.: the genius of Mozart. intelligence, ingenuity, wit;brains.

2. a person having such capacity.

 

3. a person having an extraordinarily high intelligence rating on a psychological test, as an IQ above 140. mental giant, master, expert; whiz, brain, brainiac. idiot,imbecile, half-wit, dope, moron; fool, simpleton, dunce, dullard, dolt; numskull, blockhead, nitwit, ninny.

 

4. natural ability or capacity; strong inclination: a special genius for leadership. gift, talent, aptitude, faculty, endowment, predilection; penchant, knack, bent, flair, wizardry.

 

5. distinctive character or spirit as of a nation, period, or language.

My point?  I wanted you to have a clear perspective on the meaning of the word before getting you to reflect on its relevance to you.  That relevance would be imminently clear to you if any one of the five aforementioned definitions fit you.  But, what if that’s not the case?

Well, if your goal in life is to truly become all you can be then here is how the word does absolutely apply to you regardless.  “A genius is one who shoots at something no one else can see…and hits it.”—Author Unknown.

The point of that statement is one of genius proportions.  Take a shot even though others think you’re crazy and when you achieve it they will know you’re a genius.  It can’t get any better than that!  Trust your gut…and, go!

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