Believing that the Eureka Moment exists comes with its own excuse — we can say of ourselves that unless we have that one big moment, we’re off the hook. But the reality of genius is that it comes from little ideas that accrue. When you keep thinking about them, more and more ideas spin off until they lead to a breakthrough.
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So to summarize:
- It’s not about big ideas; it’s about constant ideas that come from constantly thinking about how to do whatever it is you are doing in a way that hasn’t been done before.
- We want to believe in eureka moments because then we have an excuse to not try. The truth is that geniuses don’t have eureka moments; they just keep coming up with ideas to try until one of them pays off.
- Keep at it and when it gets hard, try twice as hard. Once the lizard figures out you are determined, it will leave you alone.
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