Dipo Adebayo
2 min readAug 10, 2022


How To Find Your Brilliance.

Why you think you're mediocre when you're a genius.

“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid"- Albert Einstein.

Our talents, strengths, and personalities are different.

If we set goals based on someone else's success when we aren't designed to produce the kind of results they have, we may go through life frustrated.

What is your natural strength? Run in its direction. Stop comparing yourself to others who are wired differently from you. You can't excel at everything.

Pick one area of human endeavor or max, a few areas you think are best suited to your natural strengths, interests, and personality. Become the best you can be in that one, two, or three areas.

Does that mean you abandon everything else you're not naturally good at? For the most part, yes. Outsource them if you can.

But if you can’t outsource them, or maybe you need to improve them for personal growth, then by all means, please improve on them.

But give more attention to developing your strengths till they become world-class. The marketplace always needs people who have mastered their skill or art

In what areas are you judging yourself by the wrong standards— or by your ability to climb a tree when indeed you were made to swim, run or fly?

I'll love to hear your response in the comments

Need help discovering your strengths? Reply with "yes" in the comments and I'll send you an assessment to discover your strengths.

Here are 4 online tests you can do: https://www.makeuseof.com/online-strength-tests-identify-skills/

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Hi. I'm Dipo, I write, speak and train on interpersonal/soft skills, teenagers, hope, emotional healing, and overcoming fear, failure, rejection and other limiting emotions and mindsets that stand in the way of your progress.

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Dipo Adebayo

I am a water engineer, softskills coach, writer & teen counselor. I write on hope and rising above shame, rejection, fear & failure. Follow on IG @dipoadebayo