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Ordinary genius

“A genius is the man who can do the average thing when everyone else around him is losing his mind.” - Napoleon

It just struck me the other day that the word ‘extraordinary’ is in fact made up of ’extra’ and ‘ordinary’. The person who is ‘extraordinary’ or ‘the genius’ as Napoleon puts it, is a person excessively grounded in the ordinary.


A grounding that roots him. The persistence of an unwavering mind, constantly progressing in the thing that it believes to be pursued, is capable of taking something ordinary to special heights.


Its not easy though, self-belief intertwined with self-love and patience are not abundant commodities in this day and age. Thats what makes it special

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