Everybody is a Genius. But If You Judge a Fish by Its Ability to Climb a Tree, It Will Live Its Whole Life Believing that It is StupidAlbert Einstein
What is your genius?
Do you feel like you are being judged by the skills that you do not possess. It is inappropriate to judge someone by the skills they do not possess.
Why did I find it necessary to write about this topic? Because I have been a victim, until the day I discovered that I am a genius unstoppable entrepreneur.
You might be in the same position and I want to share this information with you. It is never too late to discover yourself and start doing what you are good at.
Too many times in your life you were judged, quantified and measured incorrectly. Everyone is genius, anyone can be smart. It only takes the right mixture of passion, direction and focus.
The Fair Selection
Do you think the poor fish is going to pass this exam?
Never, practice makes it perfect does not work in this situation.
The Fish will forever be a “”D””student and end up believing that it is stupid and give up.
Are you judged by your weaknesses or strengths?
This also happen to us if we choose businesses that forces us to use the skills that we do not possess and end up exposing our weaknesses.
This would lead to being declared a stupid failure even though we are intelligent.
For example in most employment introverts are judged by their ability to speak in public. They are compared to their extrovert’s colleagues and declared stupid when they don’t speak in meeting.
This quote is a caution to all entrepreneurs’ to choose the right business ideas so that appropriate measurements when judging their smarts will be used.
Choosing the wrong business ideas
Setting a tree climbing assessment task to test the intelligence of a fish is just as inappropriate as an entrepreneur choosing the business idea they are not gifted at, or as setting a logical-mathematical assessment task to test the intelligence of a person gifted with interpersonal intelligence.
The person assessed only by narrow and often inappropriate standards may spend their whole life believing they are stupid.
Everyone is different
I believe everyone is different, has a different talent, interests, weaknesses and strengths. In order for one to thrive excel and be successful in business, one needs to be in the right environment where they get to exercise their strengths and passion, not their weaknesses.
For example, a creative, visual person would struggle in a data-driven environment. A superb accountant would probably do a poor job at coming up with a logo design. A designer would also do poorly at crunching number
In order to be successful you need to know the best you.
Please tell me your views about this quote.