• Geniuses come in all shapes and sizes, from all walks of life and all historical periods, but they can all be seen to possess certain predictable characteristics and mindsets.
• If we can model our own lives on the traits we find in great and successful thinkers, we too can learn to fulfill more of our intellectual and creative potential.
• The first trait is a lust for learning and an insatiable curiosity about how the world works, and why. This is knowledge and understanding pursued for its own sake, and not because it indirectly leads to another goal like fame or money. Such inspiration and passion gives incredible stamina to any effort.
• Another trait is diligence, patience, dedication and self-discipline, i.e. everything associated with consistent hard work. Without detail-oriented and practical action taken daily, and a willingness to delay gratification, success will never materialize.
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