I recently read an interesting piece on a ten year study on "genius" completed by researchers at Harvard called the Zero Point study.
They defined the genius capacity as being demonstrated by certain individuals that bring forth great ideas, transformational thinking, movement, social change, innovative ideas that transform and transpose us to a whole new height of living.
The researchers began to define genius as the number of modalities with which one takes in information, synthesizes that information and makes use of it. You and I have many modalities with which we can take in information - sight, sound, touch, intuition, etc.
What they discovered was that 99% of babies operate at a genius capacity during the first eighteen months of life. By the time we are five, only 22% of us are still operating at our genius capacity. By the time we are twenty only 2% of us are still operating at a genius capacity.
What happens to us?
There is a shutting-down of our capacities; the distancing of ourselves from our "Genius Self" happens through the learned voice of internal judgment. We begin to doubt ourselves. We begin to question ourselves. We begin to look into other peoples' eyes for who we are; for approval; for permission.
So today, remember that you have genius capacities in you. Trust in yourself, your genius, and believe in the power of your own inner capabilities and your ability to realise your dreams.