Albert Einstein is one of the most intelligent people to ever live… In a quote about genius this is what he said:
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its entire life believing it is stupid.
This is a thought provoking idea. How often do we berate ourselves because we are not able to do something that others seem to do so easily?
The new year is rapidly approaching and we have the opportunity to start anew – not to say that each new day doesn’t present the same opportunity, but there is something special about the new year. What if in 2015 we stopped looking through the lens of what we are not able to do and what began capitalizing on what we are able to do? What if we cultivated the ground that is fertile in our lives and in the lives of our children, our family & friends, our co-workers, etc…
A fish may not be able to climb a tree, but it can surely explore the vast and unexplored depths of the sea.
Time to capitalize.