I truly and firmly believe that we all have genius level capabilities. Finding that genius level within yourself can seem difficult, and the biggest obstacle is just believing that you have the ability. Society teaches us that only certain people can be geniuses, and those certain people are far and few in between. This understanding drives doubt within yourself and doubt is a genius killer. “I am a genius and will share my genius capability with the world”. Speak that into existence and believe it with your soul. This article is inspired by a 60 minutes special I watched last night on the blind sensation Matthew Whitaker. Matthew is not able to physically see but mentally he can see it all.
Matthew has been blind since birth. Born three months prematurely, he weighed less than two pounds and was given a 50 percent chance survival. Retinopathy of prematurity is what caused his blindness, but led to him playing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” on a toy Yamaha keyboard he received as a birthday present. He played this song based on what he heard by ear. This young man who is now 18 years of age has performed at venues including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and the Apollo Center, where at 10 he opened for Stevie Wonder induction into the Apollo Theater’s Hall of Fame. This young man has achieved things that people can only dream, even though he can’t physically see. Individuals that have “disabilities” but go on to display their genius has always been amazing to me. The fact that they are without something and majority of the world has all their capabilities says a lot about the majority. The majority are missing just one thing and that one thing is belief. Believe in yourself, your dreams, and your capabilities.
I look for inspiration and motivation daily, and the “60 minute” special that I watched focusing on Matthew Whitaker last night inspired this post. My belief in myself has become stronger and stronger each day. I want the majority to develop a strong belief within themselves also. That one thing (belief) is what stops the genius from revealing itself. It’s ok to believe in yourself and be confident in your discovery of your genius level. Matthew had the benefit of loving and supportive parents and surrounding friends and family. We all aren’t blessed with those benefits but it’s a simple decision to BELIEVE. Believe and be confident in your dreams and genius level ability. If your having a hard time seeing it, WATCH Matthew Whitaker.
Written By; Ronald Anthony Wilson