No one is a genius, and if you want to call someone such, I believe that what you’re truly acknowledging is their lack of “filter” that they have, whether it be oil painting expression, or deciding to dig deeper into splitting an atom and pondering the laws of the universe. I’ve always thought, “Nothing is hard or difficult, but many things take a lot of time.” It’s all about self-permissions. This is important to acknowledge since I believe that we all have “genius” thoughts. You just didn’t write it down and express it in some way.
Express your thoughts. I just came upon Seth Godin last month for the first time! Seth talks about this. He says everyone should blog, I don’t disagree. I think everyone should journal. Is there a difference? I don’t know anymore. I was raised by my grandfather, I’m old school. Get that junk out of your head in some way, shape or form. It’s flushes the brain toilet out.
Now, when people talk about motivation, following their dreams, dysfunctional habits and setbacks, we all know the answers to our own questions. We all know we just need to get moving. We know what we need to do for ourselves. Yes, ideas from others are great, helpful and guiding. “How to lose weight” “How to be this and do that and follow our dreams and become the ideal versions of ourselves.” Idiots Guide to Loving Ourselves” is hopefully the book no one ever, ever has to write.
We all know what we need to do. We need to STOP PRETENDING that we don’t know who we are and what we want. We are not lost and it’s getting out of control. You are not in an identity crisis. Eat healthy and run. Want to start a business?! Do it, fail, do it again. Who cares. You do. We all do. Want to paint? What should we do? Say it with me? (paint!) I understand being human is a bitch. It really can suck… we are meaning making machines trying to add significance to just about everything we do. But we have got to stop pretending that we don’t know what we want for ourselves.
We want to be happy. Do you not have a single interest? Did that BBC special on Penguins not get you totally stoked for the environment. I mean…. if you’re favorite past-time is Candy Crush…. start a candy crush club or something.
I believe this! 100%. Raise your hand if you know meditation can benefit you. Now raise your hand, honestly, if you meditate. Raise your hand if you agree that cigarettes are bad for you. Now, honestly, raise your head if you smoke. It’s ok that you smoke right now. It is. But it’s not ok if you smoke a month from now, especially if you just raised your hand acknowledging that it’s bad for you.