“Genius does take shortcuts, but it rarely escapes initial drudgery.”
– William Feather, publisher and author (attributed)
Have you ever noticed a person with great mastery or skill who accomplishes feats of brilliance with ease?
Whether that’s an inventor like Edison, an athlete like Michael Jordan, or performers like the Beatles, they all have something in common. They all experience the not so glowing moments of poor performance, drudgery, or failure.
The eventual “aha!” shiny moments so often come after massive amounts of preparation, without the accolades and standing ovations that we see in the media.
Where does your genius lie, beneath your seemingly mundane daily efforts?
How can you take delight in these efforts, knowing that there’s a great gift just waiting to be revealed?