Happy Friday everyone, today's blog post is taking on a different shape.
I'm sure you've all been loving our puzzle-themed posts, and trust me those are far from over, but I wanted to give you all some motivation that you may not be even aware that you need.
Because you're subscribed to this blog, that must mean that you know who Joe Average is, It also must mean that you know how genius he is at what he does (*cough cough* create masterpieces). And you may be thinking to yourself, "I could never do that though, I'm no Joe" and to that I say...... neither am I. Art is not my forte, however, I excel in other areas, and I know for a fact you do too.
Every single one of us has the ability to be a genius in different areas of life, and this blog is to remind you of that.
Here are 5 ways to unlock your inner genius:
1. Find What You're Good At
Maybe I say this and you instantly go "car mechanics", well then that's amazing, but if it takes you a minute to think of something (or several things), that's perfectly okay as well. Take your time and make a list of all the areas where you feel you excel, or have a natural talent in.
2. Locate Your Passion
You may have just created a list that includes 10-20 areas in which you excel, but now let's look at it and see whether you actually enjoy it. I mean let's face it, just because you're good at it doesn't mean you want anything to do with it. When you have a passion for an area, you have the desire to get better and work harder, which only strengthens you.
3. Understand What It Takes
Okay great, you've figured out what you're great at, and what makes you excited to wake up, but that's normally not enough. To find success in any given area you have to put time into it. I remember reading that it takes 10,000 hours to become a master at anything, and heck who knows maybe you're almost there. But things take time. Whether you want to make your own company, have a side gig, or just put time towards something, sit down and see how much time you can realistically dedicate towards this area, and create a starting plan.
4. Do You Need More Education
We no longer live in a world where you need the highest levels of education to be successful. However, that doesn't mean it doesn't open doors. Maybe your passion is dogs, and your genius is training them, people are more likely to hire you if you have a certification, along with experience. This is a random example, but you get the point. Sometimes the education works as the authority you need to be marked as reputable.
5. Make Those Connections
I know, I just went on a tangent about how education can open doors, but hey, having the right connections also can help you get further with your goals at a faster rate. So whether it be finding a mentor, interning, or just giving people your card, you never know where it can lead.
I hope this blog post has lifted your spirits, and given you the courage to start taking the steps needed to let your genius shine. I mean who knows, maybe one day one of you will be asked to design a puzzle.