…am living, not two separate and opposing lives which our narrow metaphors might have me to believe. Perhaps all work is creative work. Perhaps I am to be an artist in all areas of my life. Perhaps there is poetry in all of it.
In short, genius develops over years of daily remolding of your neural connections. Work hard, make it smart and be patient. Stay with problems longer, and you will find your breakthrough.
Geniuses, past and present are normally identified by perseverance, concentration, insane drive, and absolute focus on the one thing they do well. Dedication of an unusual degree is required to achieve mastery.