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How To Think Like A Genius

How To Think Like A GeniusSometimes I come across articles that are just so damn good that I want to share them with everyone I know and everyone I don’t know. Thank the world of blogging! I’ve changed the name of this article from ‘Geniuses Aren’t Born – They’re Made’ to How To Think Like A Genius. During my studies of what makes people successful, I’ve come across the realisation that there’s one attribute that all successful people have and it’s the ability to focus on one task long enough to make a success of it. This article talks about how Edison failed 10,000 times before he came up with a material that would work for the lightbulb. Einstein is famous for saying “it’s not that I’m so smart, it’s that I stay with problems for longer”. The other part of it is having the motivation, the will, the burning desire to succeed with whatever it is that they’re setting out to achieve. This article will take a few minutes out of your day and I highly recommend a read:

How To Think Like A Genius

The secret trick: lots of practice and even more mistakes

Alleged geniuses like Mozart, Goethe and Picasso are not famous the world over for their unique inborn
gifts: they were simply lucky enough to be born with a certain amount of talent that they could then
cultivate with a whole lot of hard work and dedication.

Anyone who wants to emulate a genius should take note of the fact that neither Mozart nor Einstein
changed his profession every couple of years. One reason why Steve Jobs was so successful was that he
put all his energy into one thing – and in the process sacrificed his chance of ever winning the “Father of
the Year” award. It’s not to say that this path doesn’t have potholes, traffic and detours, but instead that
only people who experiment without fear of failure and accept that they can learn from it are bound to
produce great things.

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The idea of keeping your options open and leading to mediocrity really caught my attention in this article of how to think like a genius. It’s so true that we live in a society of playing it safe – and that goes for relationships as well as our working lives. As long as we have a few options, we’ll never focus on one thing and give it our all. It’s all about focus. Focus focus focus!! Does anyone know of a website which is all about ways to focus your mind? ;-)


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