Peter Shepherd This is a great question you ask “What is something you believe to be true that a lot of people think is untrue?”
I believe Seth Godin to be true in one of my favorite Akimbo podcast episodes “Genius”.
In my experience, many in the education system buy into the myth or common idea Seth shared, “Geniuses are born, that it’s not something we can possibly will upon ourselves”.
Seth used the story of one in a million jack pine that grows and flourishes because it gets the right conditions and supreme environment compared to others. And that’s what makes a jack pine.
Then Seth asserts-
“But what if you are a jack pine and I am a jack pine”. He goes on to say, “What if you are a genius and I am a genius. What would that mean. Well that’s frightening. Because if you are a genius you are responsible…”
Thanks for writing all those great questions out Peter. Made my week.