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Skills Resulting From Work Applied Consistently Over time Look Like Genius

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series What It Takes to Be Great
“Skills resulting from work applied consistently over time look…like genius to others who haven’t done the work.
Genius these days is universally taken as genetic genius. People will go through considerable contortions to believe this is responsible for things it cannot be responsible for.
When you meet someone who is good at computer stuff, it is unlikely that their competence was built into genetics. Some of it trivially is. My dog can’t so much as use a mouse. But neither can people who’ve never used computers.
Potential has to be developed to have any real effects. This is news to no one, but somehow many people don’t seem to fully understand the consequences of this idea.”
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