During one of my reclusive sessions of quietness, silence, and meditations, I heard the faint but beautifully crystal clear voice…

~…Genius has more to do with courage, than with intelligence…~

I was enraptured by the voice which had by now established itself as an unshakeable thought in my mind. The more I chewed on it, the more it became clearer, and the more I gained insight and understanding into the mystery of genius, achievements, and personal success. At the end of the day, it’s all a matter of self discovery.

The essence of genius is courage.

How often we’ve observed phenomenal achievements by individuals and thought, “oh, how smart so and so must be.” Yet, phenomenal achievements have more to do with guts and courage, than intellectual brilliance.

Someone has a brilliant idea, yet he or she spends a lifetime honing and refining the plans and strategies to execute the idea. Meanwhile, his or her life remains stagnant, and colorless.
Another person, on the other hand, and a much less ‘intelligent’ fellow for that matter, has an almost ‘mediocre’ idea. This other fellow dares to venture out courageously to implement this idea. The result is an unexpected and frequently extraordinary result!

The more intelligent fellow wonders how an individual of less intellectual capacity could enjoy a more abundant and successful life than himself. Interestingly, the rest of the world rarely see it like that; what the rest of the world sees and thinks is that the fellow with achievements is the smarter fellow! Consequently, they pay more attention to him and so his results continue to multiply exponentially!

Such is life.

I just want to ask you the following questions:

  1. Are there ideas lurking in your mind and yearning for implementation?
  2. What are you waiting for before you implement these ideas?
  3. Do you think you could dare to step out in courage and implement some of those ideas today?

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I had an idea that was lurking in my mind for a long time, and I finally found the courage to implement it just yesterday. 😉