Are You A Genius?
It may be up to you to become one.
He considers that your motivation is as important as your abilities in becoming a genius. In support of this assertion, Pink cites a great sentence from Arthur Schopenhauer highlighted by Scientific American Mind: “Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see”.
As a matter of fact, the quality of a genius lies in their ability to get out of their comfort zone – which is made of their prejudices and the experience of mankind – to consider unexplored problems.
The good news is that we can all develop this skill if we want to. The bad news is that developing this skill is not sufficient to actually be a genius. To be a genius, we have to solve those problems.