Few who walk the earth, are recognized as genius during their lifetime. Genius is when the thinking and doing are matched and probably some results produced which then can be observed.
Based on our historical track record, only few during generation will reach such levels. We have to settle for something less, perhaps just being really good at something and even in that we can fail.
“Mediocre is merely a failed attempt to be really good.” – Seth Godin, Linchpin
Although we may not be geniuses, or we may not have flashy strength, we still may have set of skills and strengths that when combined into something do manage to bring us to the really good level. Where you can be really good, not just mediocre?
Combining some really good skills can produce the genius as well.