We rely on geniuses to entertain us, educate
us, lead us and show us all what humans are capable of. We rely on them to give us smartphones, electric
cars, cures for diseases, social networking sites, art, world-class food, and so many
other things. But have you ever dreamed of playing an important
role in mankind’s development If you have a burning desire to be able to
invent things. This case study is for you. Hi, guys, this is Pratik and You are watching
Eclectic. How do you define a creative or a genius person? Throughout our history, we have been trying
to define Genius people and trying to find out how a genius mind thinks. During the period of Thomas Edison and Tesla,
people used to say creative people are the gifted ones. Traditionally we all think creativity is a
mysterious thing, which can be possessed by only few lucky ones. In many parts of the world, creativity or
being a genius is still associated with the god’s gift or divine inspiration. However, if God really exists. How can a god favor just few people and not
the others? Therefore, I decided to research it and decode
it for me and for everyone. After studying the lives of many inventors
and geniuses like Einstein, Nikole Tesla, Leonardo da Vinci and many more this is what
I found. I found two abilities in them, which made
them unique and seven common personality traits, which made them successful. Let us start with those unique abilities first. Imagination,
An ability to imagine things that do not exist yet. An ability to see beyond the factual knowledge. Knowing facts about things can make you a
good lawyer or a journalist but it cannot make you a genius inventor. Before many great inventions, people have
thought this is impossible according to the currently available facts. However, geniuses like Einstein never let
facts limit their Imagination. Here is a simple trick, which I find very
interesting. Creative Geniuses let their imagination run
wild, they imagine by using the fullest capacity of their brain. Once they are done with their imagination
then they bring science and logic into those things. Every great invention starts with the imagination. After the process of Imagination, you need
to think about how you can achieve what you have imagined with the help of science. So, that is the power of imagination and that
is how creative geniuses use it. Another psychological fact is that even we
imagine so many things but most of the time we don’t take them seriously. These geniuses, however, treat each and every
thought very seriously. In fact, they spend most of their time in analyzing
their thoughts. Now, just imagining things is not enough,
is it? There comes the second ability. An ability to do immense hard work and practicing
their craft. We all have been thinking that it is all about
IQ level but that is not true. Henry Ford failed in business several times
and was flat broke five times before he founded the Ford Motor Company. Teachers of Thomas Edison once told him that
he was too stupid to learn anything. So, how do you explain these things? These people had an average IQ level. Therefore, a team of scientists came forward
and did research on these geniuses. They discovered a fascinating genius code. The ten thousand hour rule. According to this rule, you can learn or master
anything you want if you spend learning or practicing that skill for at least ten thousand
hours. It means if you spend 8 hours per day, practicing
your art or your skill or anything that you want to learn. It would take you about 4 years to be an expert
at it. You can notice this kind of dedication in
all the successful people of the 21st century. Now after these two unique abilities. Geniuses have 6 personality traits in common
which make them successful. Knowledge about their field of working. We have seen Eureka incidents like the one,
which happened with Archimedes where idea suddenly pops up in his brain while he was
taking bath. When Archimedes stepped in the water, he noticed
that the certain volume of water is displaced because of his body and that volume must be
equal to the volume of his body and that principle is now known as the Archimedes principle. We may think that this was an accident but
what we miss here is that before this discovery Archimedes had spent most of his life studying mathematics and scientific principles. Therefore, behind every great idea there is
knowledge involved. Second
Developing and sharpening their skill after working hard for many years. Sometimes we see these successful people and
think why don’t they stop now? They have all the money and fame they want. However, they always try to level up their
game. They always sharpen their skills and most
importantly they do not stop. Now the third
Problem Solving Skill People will always tell you that if you want
to invent something or want to start a new startup you just need to find out a problem
and then a solution to that problem. But that is not true, It is not that simple. You cannot come up with an idea unless you
have a good amount of knowledge about that field or a subject. You can only rectify or identify a problem
if you have a particular level of knowledge about that field or if you have a good work
experience in that field. Fourth
different approach and adaptive skill Many inventors see things differently
they take a different approach and try to modify existing things or technology. There are two kinds of inventions disruptive
invention and advanced or modified invention. Disruptive invention means inventing something
new, which people have not seen before and modified invention means getting inspired
from that new invention and then making it more effective by modifying it. For example an anonymous person who goes by
the name Satoshi Nakamoto first invented Bitcoin. It was a disruptive invention something new,
which people had not seen before. After bitcoin, many others took inspiration
from the block chain technology, which is underlying technology of bitcoins. and they
invented their own products on the blockchain technology so this is a good example of Modified
inventions. So coming back to our qualities. The fifth one is facing uncertainty, courageousness,
and risk-taking ability. You have this huge amount of knowledge and
skills but what if, you fear about the outcome. What will you do if You fear about the risk? The risk, which you would need to take for doing or inventing something entirely new. People generally do not support new ideas
you need to fight your way out of it and prove yourself. Take the life story of any inventor you will
notice that he has taken many risks in his life. Majority of people around the world do not
like uncertainty. Everyone wants to be sure about everything
in their life. They want to settle down and have a steady
income source. They plan for the next five to ten years and
so on. Creative geniuses have survived tough blows
in their life they take risks and enjoy uncertainty. The sixth trait is Motivation and loving what
you do. Look, you cannot feel motivated if you don’t
enjoy or love your work. This is a very basic thing and I think everyone
knows it. People who love what they are doing. People who love their jobs. They do not care for rewards and all they
are just deeply in love with their work. This quality keeps them going even if everyone
is against them and no one is really praising them for their hard work. The seventh trait is an ability to explain
your art your product, your service or whatever you have invented. It means making your invention accessible
to people. Elon Musk is known as one of the famous inventors
of 21st century. When an interviewer asked him whom he thinks
is the best inventor between Edison and Nikole Tesla. This is what he said- Video Clip of Musk
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