YOU ARE A GENIUS
How does that statement make you feel?
Are you skeptical? Did you say “posh, some people might be but not me?”
Are you pompous? Did you say “Yep, I sure am” but not really deeply mean it.
Are you real? Did you say with certainty, a deep knowing, “Yes, I know we are actually all geniuses.”
Genius’s in Disguise
Did you read the quote above? It makes perfect sense to me…I do feel like a fish trying to climb a tree. How about you? Maybe you are a beaver trying to fly?
Get the picture? Kids in school are particularly vulnerable to this….if they are in a class and they just don’t understand quite as well as other people in the class they can really get down on themselves.
I remember when I was in Jr. High and I had to take shop. I really liked it but I just couldn’t seem to make things turn out quite like “everyone” else did. Many kids are good at math, but can’t write a story to save their life.
My son is a genius in auto mechanics but in English he just pretty much quits. So many people judge him because he fails this class. Why can’t we just look at what people are so good at and think they are awesome? Why do we judge them for the things they can’t do?
This also carries over to ourselves. Why do we judge ourselves because we can’t do everything? Where do you have a tendency to judge yourself? I just can’t seem to keep a super clean house…but I am a genius in the garden. My time is spent in the garden so I can have super healthy food. The house suffers, but I am happy.
There are some people out there that just seem to be superhuman and do it all. But what are they giving up? Some people play in the New York symphony but do they have a full time job, or kids, or hobbies? Maybe they don’t and you do.
It is subtle sometimes, this judging ourselves. Sometimes we don’t even realize that we do it. Even though we might not consciously realize it, it has an impact on us. It affects our mental and emotional health.
The next time you find yourself judging yourself stop and take a look at what you are doing. Focus on that. If you find yourself judging other people stop and focus on what they are doing right. We are all geniuses in our own way.
Let us free ourselves from the burden of judging both ourselves and others. In this way we can