If Smartness Is Not Innate, How to Be Smart in 5 Items?

Hüseyin GÜZEL

Hüseyin GÜZEL

EEE / PM / MSc / huseyinguzel.net

If there’s one thing I know about intelligence, it’s that very few people are born “over-intelligent.” “Over-smart” people, I think , are those who “work really, really hard .” So how do you become “over-intelligent” or “over-intelligent” ?

1) Smart people read

Very little of what we say is just what comes from our brains. Consider this. Many of the things we know and the information from our experiences come from various sources, books; Here comes the primary importance of reading.
Extremely smart people read a lot. But they also read quality stuff. They don’t watch a lot of TV, they don’t surf Facebook all day, and they don’t consume constantly.

Extremely smart people read what they want to know from what people who are smarter than them write.

2) Smart people get a circle of smarter people
Think of the 5 people you spend the most time with. Are at least 3 of them smarter than you? No? Keep the smarter two and replace the other three.
I’m not saying don’t be friends with them anymore, but if you want to be super smart you have to invest your time wisely. B means being with people who will push you to be better.

I am 27 years old. I started doing pretty cool things at this age. As a result, a lot of people think I’m overly smart, they say I’m somehow “successful”. I’m actually not that smart compared to the people I spend the most time with. I try to be friends with smarter people.

By spending time with people well above my “average” level, I increase my baseline intelligence.

They teach me a lot and I need to get to know them better so I can become as smart as they are. And of course, I can hopefully offer them something valuable in return. If you want to be super smart, spend time with super smart people.

3) They make a lot of mistakes

What I read, I test. If I read a book on time management and I like the book, I try it for two weeks to see how these things are done. For example, I read about a new marketing strategy, I plan to come up with something of my own to improve this strategy. If I don’t know how something works, I experience it myself. So I make a lot of mistakes. And I’m learning a lot in the process.

4) They know a little bit of everything

Being “over-smart” is more than just perceptions. For example, I am extremely knowledgeable about music, but I don’t know anything about geography or history. Someone told me the 5th If he asks about the party of the president, I cannot answer. So at some moments I can’t be smart.
People who stand out as “over-intelligent” are those who know a little about everything. Regardless of where the conversation goes, they can say something or at least make a contribution.
The more you know about many things, the more you can connect them to “something”.
Suppose I have two equally talented scientists before me. But if one of them knows how to dress well, can play the guitar, and also knows who won the World Series last year, that person would appear to me as “Over-smart”, “Almost genius”. The values of our society are multifaceted.

5) They work hard

As the human race, we like to believe that some people are born smart and some are not very smart. But the truth is that 99% of the “extremely smart” people in the world are not born very smart. They just have an inner drive and commitment to learn and learn and learn.

If you really, really want to be really smart, you can.

And you will!
However, you have to be prepared for things that you need to spend a lot of time on, such as reading, studying, getting a job.
You need to use your time wisely and first of all you need to spend more time with valuable people.

You have to be ready to take risks, stop living a comfortable life, and constantly test new ideas. Instead of “pretending you know what you don’t know” and then repeating what you know, you need to spend time working on what you don’t know.
Being overly smart is not easy, so you have to work hard every day.
However…
This is possible.

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