Tip o’ the Morning to Ya – Courage to Persist Creates Geniuses

Rich Habits Word of the Day

Perspicacity – Genius, perceptive. G. W. Carver’s perspicacity for seeing what other experts did not see is why he is in the history books and those so-called “experts” are not.

Rich Habits Fact of the Day

George Washington Carver was born into slavery in Diamond, Missouri, around 1864. Carver went on to become one of the most prominent scientists and inventors of his time, as well as a teacher at the Tuskegee Institute. Carver devised over 100 products using one of these crops—the peanut. Botanist and inventor George Washington Carver was one of many children born to Mary and Giles, an enslaved couple owned by Moses Carver. After the Civil War Moses and Susan Carter decided to raise and educate George in their home since blacks were not permitted an education in any of the local schools at the time. Carver moved to Ames and began his botanical studies as the first black student at Iowa State. Carver excelled in his studies. Upon completion of his Bachelor of Science degree, Carver’s professors Joseph Budd and Louis Pammel persuaded him to stay on for a master’s degree. His graduate studies included intensive work in plant pathology at the Iowa Experiment Station. In these years, Carver established his reputation as a brilliant botanist and began the work that he would pursue for the remainder of his career.

Rich Habit Lesson of the Day

The successful have the courage to pursue their dreams in spite of the overwhelming obstacles placed in their way. Passion for your goal or dream enables you to persist. Perseverance, in pursuit of your passion, always manifests opportunities and unintended consequences. That is why it is so important to persevere. Often the path to achieving your goal or dream is very different than the one imagined. You simply cannot predict the “how” to reaching your goal or realizing your dream. The “how”, in the face of persistence, just appears out of thin air.

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Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

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