“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.”
I love Albert Einstein. I think I love him a little more because of this quote. We are all geniuses! Just at completely different things. And I think it is SO important to figure out what those things are that we're geniuses at. Those are our talents, and we're supposed to develop them! Make them shine. Sometimes it's hard to figure out what our writing strengths are. If we rock at writing life-like characters, or an engaging plot, or an enticing setting, or a sweeping epic or the intricacies of a political structure, or the dynamics of a family, or writing with lyrical language-- we need to figure that out.
No one wants to feel stupid trying to climb a tree with fins. So once you realize you're a fish, swim! Then work to be the best darn swimmer in the sea. (And if you figure out that you're actually a spider monkey, then by all means, get climbing that tree!)
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Have a fantastic weekend!