Words of Wisdom

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Brilliance isn’t a Qualification.

Too often we fall into the trap of labeling people. We look at someone’s degrees and label them brilliant. We applaud people based on their diplomas, degrees and certificates. You can have more degrees than a thermometer, but be as cold as ice when it comes to important things like relationships, love, commitment, understanding…

“People don’t care how much we know, they care how much we care about them. They are about what is really important, like helping them achieve their goals.”

Brilliance isn’t found in a diploma or an award, it’s found in your heart. The word brilliance means ‘great brightness; radiance/sparkle.’ The word brilliant in French means ‘to shine’ Why don’t you decide today to go out and shine some light in someone’s life.

Brilliance is not about diplomas on walls. It is about get-up-and-go, intuition, instinct, perception, initiative, enthusiasm, a ‘can do’ attitude, and an ability to see things that can be done, without complaining about what can’t be done. Don’t be concerned about the brilliance you may or may not have as far as an education is concerned. If you have a hunger to learn, then you are going to be brilliant.

Think about the things in your life that are your strengths. Write them down. What are the characteristics of your life that make you brilliant and unique? It is easy to find the negatives, but I want you to make a conscious effort to find the positives and list them.


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