Success is much more about staying true to your vision in the face of challenges/obstructions than being gifted or expressing some kind of Genius.
I’d rather have average talent with a fierce heart that inspires me to be unstoppable versus being brilliant – but frightened to do anything with it.
Here’s a quote from Calvin Coolidge that makes my point 1000X better than I could. I hope it helps you Be Great:
“Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; there is nothing more common in the world than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
Make Today Awesome.