Tapping Into Your Genius Is Easier Than You Think, Here’s How…
In 1992, NASA had Dr. George Land and Dr. Beth Jarman develop a test designed to identify the capacity for divergent thinking. Their findings were remarkable (https://twentyonetoys.com/blogs/teaching-21st-century-skills/creative-genius-divergent-thinking). At the age of five, 98% of kids tested as geniuses. By adulthood, it dropped to less than 2%. Why this drop? Sir Ken Robinson’s TED Talk helps explain that (https://youtu.be/iG9CE55wbtY) and showcase that the answer is creativity. Imagination is the key to genius in all disciplines of life. Which begs the question why do so many of us lose our creativity? It all boils down to fear, sadly. Fear of failure. Fear of looking stupid. Fear of being judged. Fear of wasting time, etc. So how do we overcome this? Is it possible to overcome even? I say yes! Much like my ideas about talent being a process, not a skill (https://philsvitek.com/talent-is-not-a-skill-its-a-process/), so too is creativity. You can practice and relearn creativity. Susan Roberts has some good guiding wisdom for this (https://player.fm/series/unleash-your-inner-creative-with-lauren-lograsso/best-of-unleash-overcome-negativity-bias-w-susan-robertson). These ideas are the basis for this episode and the notions I unpack to help you reach your genius. We all have it within us. After listening, kindly feel free to ask questions or offer opinions of your own, whether down in the comment section or by hitting me up on social media @PhilSvitek. Also, it’d mean the world to me if you checked out my latest film’s crowdfunding page over at https://igg.me/at/philsvitekfilm.
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