Merriam-Webster defines genius as a very smart or talented person; a person who has a level of talent or intelligence that is very rare or remarkable; a person who is very good at doing something with a great natural ability; someone of remarkable talent or intelligence with a peculiar, distinctive, or identifying character or spirit.
When Einstein said “I have no special talent, I am only passionately curious,” he wasn’t just being humble. As human beings, we all have talents. In fact, we have so many talents that there is absolutely no hope that you could ever develop all of them. But if you pick one, you can surely develop it to the point of true excellence.
“Talent hits the target others cannot hit, genius hits the target others cannot see” said Arthur Schoppenheimer, the 19th century philosopher.
While “genius” is one of those terrifying words we sometimes consider exceedingly rare and overwhelming innate. It is equally important to believe and accept that genius, in a less grandiose sense is as much about mindset as it is about ability, talent, and gifts. A mindset we like to call “ugenium”. A mindset in search of our own unique genius and talents. Searching for that something we absolutely passionately love because only when we follow our hearts will we stand a chance in reaching our goals and targets. Reaching with a passion that will insure the mindset and energy to keep working at it until we become great at it.
It was Aristotle who said “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit”.
Towards this goal, ugenium.com will strive to become a destination for deliberate curiosity by acknowledging the genius and talent in the world we live in. Through curiosity for human development inspired and nurtured by those who have walked the path before us. By recognizing and drawing on the work and ideas of others, both consciously or unconsciously, by turning down the noise and becoming absorbed in a meaningful source of deliberate curiosity through meaningful, compelling and intriguing content.