The threshold of brilliance is not about having a good idea. It’s about killing good ideas. When you are “in the zone” you can have 500 good ideas. You need to have the discipline to hold the sugar water in the palm of your hand and wait for the humming bird to drink. It is only then that you can close your hand, capturing the bird.

A great idea chooses you and teaches you many things. Brilliance is visited upon one, not generated from within…