I Don't Believe in Genius

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    Posted on Thursday, Jun 22, 2017


    In the TedTalk above, Fritz Grobe describes his encounters and difficulties with the words “genius,” and “talent,” and why they are limiting words to him. This video is extremely motivational as a college student attending a tier one university. College is difficult, and it’s not just for “smart” or “talented” people. It’s for people who are willing to work hard and push through the difficulties. I find the word “luck” to be very similar to these.

    There’s a famous quote by Samuel Goldwyn in which he says “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” So if you’re feeling down on yourself and need a boost to your motivation and self-esteem, remember that you create your own luck, genius, and talent, and you just have to put in the hours.

    By: Josh Parmentier, College of Education
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