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Brilliance is called brilliance when you look up at the stars and not down at your feet and try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes a universe exist - always curious and hungry to find out the reason behind.
When it comes to intelligence, there are many different ways to define and measure it. Street smarts, straight As, innovativeness and IQ tests may come immediately to mind – but what do the people that have these traits and excel at these tests all have in common? 5 key traits.
Driven by Curiosity
Expert Decision Makers
Calm, Cool And Collected
Discussing Leadership, I would like to quote Keith Davis, “Leadership is the ability to persuade others to seek defined objectives enthusiastically. It is the human factor which binds a group together and motivates it towards goals.”
Leadership is an inter-personal process by which a person can direct, guide, and influence the behaviour and work of others towards the accomplishment of specific goals, in a given situation. It is the ability to induce others to work with confidence and zeal.
Brilliance is a skill which, if possessed by a person, can help break down complex problem to simple solution.
A person is said brilliant if he is -
- Driven by Curiosity
- Calm, cool and collected
- Is an Abstract thinkers
Leadership is about inspiring people to do things they never thought they could. And, in my book, that sums up in the following way -
Vision + Followership + Influence = Leadership
I have come across many people who I can consider the best example for being a good leader. I would specifically like to mention the name of Amrishbhai Patel - a social worker and a politician, he has worked hard to bring best education facilities and employment for people in rural areas.
Brilliance is the skill of not just understanding any complicated topic to its depth but also knowing how to imbibe that knowledge in others with ease.
A leader promotes and nurtures an environment where everyone strives for success, yet no one is afraid of failure; where everyone feels safe to criticize, only to rally behind a common cause for the greater good.
One's brilliance should not be constrained by their area of expertise. We risk missing out on the light and brightness of authenticity, which is necessary to advance in life, if we live simply through the eyes of others and do not make an effort to grasp the vibration of our own unique experience. We must suffer learning all the things we're ordinary at before we can find the one, we're excellent at. The majority of us are on the cusp of greatness, tormented by the awareness that we are so close yet nonetheless clearly on the wrong side of the line, and our interactions with reality are weakened by a variety of little but crucial psychological faults.
Someone who can make a vision a reality is an excellent leader. Someone who is willing to sacrifice for the team but who will propel the group to the front when praise comes their way.
Each of us is born brilliant. Further, we spend the rest of our lives holding our brilliance buried by people, circumstances, and gests. Ultimately, we forget that we ever had genius and special gifts, and our brilliance is locked down in a vault deep within. So, we settle for who we are, rather of seeking for who we were meant to be.
The best leader is not always the one who accomplishes the most. He is the one who inspires others to take the most extraordinary actions.