Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of “Eat Pray Love” implores us to stop thinking of the”Creative Genius” in this wonderful TED talk.
Genius in Roman times was an out of body celestial being “sort of like Dobby”.
Everyone can have a Genius. (See what’s coming?) We cannot be a Genius. We are joined at the desk and our work by a Genius.
If we do really well, then we can stay grounded by the fact that we were helped.
If the task fails then, well, really it’s not all our fault.
This is a really enjoyable talk, with so many inspirational things going on. It’s not short at 18 minutes, but grab a Chardy, and some time. Don’t miss it.