Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Schopenhauer’s words remind us that talent is earned. You earn it through practice, time, dedication and grit. But what about genius? Is genius earned or endowed? Is genius a quality of an “outlier” or a temporary state of the lucky? Or both. If genius is the ability to see what no one else can see, can you cultivate that vision? If so, what habits would evoke it?

What do you think?