When you think of Albert Einstein what comes to mind?
He was a bit of smarty pants, right? He had a 160 IQ and he came up with the Theory of Relativity (one day, I plan on figuring out what E=MC2 actually means.)
He was evidently unacquainted with a hairbrush for his entire life and everyone’s favourite geek, Sheldon Copper from The Big Bang Theory idolises him.
But Einstein wasn’t always considered the sharpest tool in the shed, in fact he didn’t speak a work until he was four years old. He developed his strengths in his own time, at his own pace and while some people may have dismissed him as dim-witted when he was younger he went on to achieve great things and he revolutionised the field of physics.
It just goes to show the power that comes from finding your personal genius or special quality. Don’t be disheartened if it takes you a while to reach your goals or to find your place in the world, just keep working hard and playing to your strengths.
And be sure to keep these wise words from Einstein in mind, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”