#1195 Tree-Climbing Fish

Einstein Says: Everybody Is a Genius But…

Today we’re going to go back to Jim Kwik and his great book Limitless one more time.

One of the key themes of the book is that we all have a unique blend of background and passions and skills.

He echoes the wisdom we talked about in a +1 back in the day featuring wisdom from Ken Robinson in which Ken tells us that the right question isn’t “Are you intelligent?” but… “HOW are you intelligent?”

Jim tells us that we’re all unique and that our challenge is to discover our special combination of awesome that makes us shine.

Then he quotes Albert Einstein who once said: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it’s stupid.”

And that’s Today’s +1.

Let’s quit asking ourselves whether or not we’re intelligent.

OF COURSE YOU ARE.

(And so are your kids and colleagues and, well, everyone else you’ll interact with Today.)

The question is: HOW are you intelligent?

Seriously.

How are you intelligent?!

Think about ONE thing you do REALLY well. Perhaps SO WELL that you take it for granted.

Let’s take that gift AS granted and go double down on it.

T O D A Y.

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