You read the title right, the geniuses of the world were not geniuses! But how can I say such a thing! What facts could I possibly have to prove this statement?
Its simple in can all be summed up in one word, Bliss. All the geniuses through out history followed this beautiful thing called there “Bliss”.
What is a bliss you ask? it is the thing you desire, dream of, and want more then any thing. A bliss could be a experience, a dream job, or anything that you would do anything to have.
Math and science was Albert Einstein’s bliss and it was through math and science that earned Albert Einstein the title of “Genius”. But was he truly a genius?
After Einstein died scientists took parts of his brain and studied it compared to other brains and guess what they found! Nothing special! Whats even wilder is Einstein’s past experiences as a child.
Einstein did very well in mathematics and science, however, when it came to non-math class such as history, geography, french, etc; he did pretty bad! But its Einstein, how could he do bad? There are two reasons for this:
1. Einstein’s schools were mostly focused on math
2. Math and science was Einstein’s bliss
Einstein loved science and math which lead to him being much better at that then other subjects. Now does this fact make him a genius? OF COURSE NOT!
He was simply doing what he loved to do and succeeded at it because he followed his bliss! Lets try another historic genius Leonardo Da Vinci, now this man had to be a genius …Right? Wrong!
Da Vinci though still a little of a mystery to historians is none the less a genius then you or I. Da Vinci loved art and seeing how things worked. As a child he would constantly carry around a notebook sketching and drawing things that interested him or things he thought were beautiful.
This, much like Einstein, was Da Vinci’s bliss. By following and doing the things he loved (art, learning how things worked, etc) he created world famous art and invented things way beyond there time.
Though these things are impressive these famous men as well as countless others in history have done nothing that you or I could not do with our own bliss.
So this begs the question, “What do you want to do?” or more specifically, “What is your bliss?” by doing the thing you love to do there is no limit to what you can achieve except the one you put on yourself.
You may be asking, “Alright einstein, but how do I do that?” Its very simple, I point out how to do this in my previous post, “How Successful are well……Successful”. But to put it simply you are a limitless being with limitless potential. Joseph Campbell put it best.
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.”