Four Qualities of Genius
In our most popular personal development and leadership development process – the Phoenix Seminar – research studies have shown that we are all capable of genius level activities. The difficult part is getting any person to belief they are capable of genius level work. Most are non believers and fulfill their personal expectations of non-genius here!
It is a shame people lack the ability to hold their heads up and state with clarity and conviction – I am a Genius. Well, maybe they will say – due to peer pressure in a workshop or work environment – yet, their belief system says – no way! If these is your belief go check out the research on Robin’s InnerActive Beliefs website. The information is there for you and – You are a Genius.
Okay back to the topic – the four qualities of genius…
4 Qualities of Genius
Ability to Concentrate Single Mindedness
Have you ever felt like you must have been in a time warp since time just disappeared, yet, whatever you were doing at the time is now either finished or created? That is the power of single mindedness concentration. You do not hear anything else going on around you. You become totally focused and fixated upon your project or paper or work until it is done.
I personally discovered this ability when writing overviews about business issues and conditions found in companies I was helping rebuild. For a person who “couldn’t write very well” I suddenly discovered when I concentrated single mindedly on a report topic I entered a state of genius flow. And flow is the research label applied to this process. It is a process anyone can replicate or use – whenever you need it.
The opposite of inflexible or rigid in thinking about things. Rigid thinkers are the judgmental types who limit the abilities and their thinking to limited set of assumptions and ideas. Usually the rigid thinker automatically resists any form of change- including the change based upon facts and logic that the rigid thinker is unable to see. Mental flexibility allows you the freedom to ask the great “what if” questions which move your thoughts into the world of possibilities. Here is where the abundance thinkers find themselves figuring ways to accelerate growth or discover new ways to do things. This is the fun place to be. Start with your own – “what if question.”
Using a Systematic Method
Having a systematic method allows you to handle even the most difficult problem, situation or goal. By having a methodology to follow it takes the stress out of doing the process and it becomes more of a paint by the numbers approach – which anyone can do – right? Now we use a twelve step method to cover the process and basically solve any question, problem or goal and achieve our desired results quickly. I have seen other systems using a 10 step or 8 step model – it does not really matter how many steps are in your systematic method. The key is for you to use a systematic method to solve problems, achieve goals, or complete a mission. It is all about the doing that creates the genius. Thinking alone will not get the job done – action gets the job done – the system clarifies the steps and actions to be taken to achieve the desired results.
Listening to Your Intuition
Ever had someone tell you to listen to the little voice in your head? Yes, you are familiar with your intuition. The key factor is – did you listen to the voice and take the appropriate action? I bet if you did not follow the little voice within, you made a bad decision based upon someone persuading you to do something else or your logical brain convinced you to do something else. Right? Been there and done it too! I have since made a pact with myself to listen to the little voice within and trust my intuition more. It is usually right – it is one of those subjective things that is hard to logically explain – except it works at a very high percentage rate. The only time I have questioned it is when there is too much noise – others talking, my logical brain making statements, people I know trying really hard to influence me to their way of thinking – noise. When everything gets still and quiet (usually self imposed focus time) the answers could quickly and clearly into sight. Take action on these thoughts for they are the right answers for you at that particular point in time.
Repeat after me – “I am a Genius!” Now say it again several times until you feel it is possible and then say it a few more times. By the way, saying it out loud is best – however, choose your location carefully. The first thing is to overcome your own self dis-belief. Once you have mastered this distraction you are on your way to geniusville. [It’s a new place I just thought of – yet, it seems to be a happy place and you can choose when to go or not to go. 🙂 ]
I am having fun writing this, however, I am very serious about the fact you have genius within you. You can use any of the four qualities listed above to achieve more out of life. Use all four and you will be on the cutting edge of both thought and creativity. Your own inherit genius will lead the way.
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Voss Graham is an Organizational Architect with 30+ years of experience designing sustainable business growth for organizations of all sizes.
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