Friday, 8 March 2013
Think Like a Genius
There are many ways to classify a genius. But if you look back in history, most people would consider geniuses such as Albert Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Thomas Edison, there's one thing they all share in common: they were all able to think in a different way, and thus made connections that no one else did. Based on that pattern, this article will help you become a genius.
1. Love learning.
Geniuses are passionate about the things they do. If you want to think like a genius, find what you love and dive in headfirst.
Figure out what your learning style is and make use of it. The major types are listening(auditory), visual-spatial, verbal-linguistic and kinesthetic(carrying out physical activities). Experiment with different techniques for absorbing information and stick to with what works best.
Learn how to self-educate. There are lots of resources available on the internet and through local services like libraries that can put all sorts of exciting information at your fingertips. Be pro-active and ask questions. There are people you meet every day that know all sorts of things and have all sorts of valuable skills to share. As a genius, be interested in the potential in everything.
Be over-comprehensive in your studies. Learn everything there is to know. As you learn about different disciplines, think about how they connect to one another.
2. Start ambitious projects and see them through from start to finish.
Genius ideas have often occurred in the pursuit of something that many people thought to be really crazy and impossible. Create opportunities for yourself to discover new things by embarking on journeys no one has embarked on yet.
3. Embrace change, uncertainty, and doubt.
It is on these edges of knowledge that innovation and discovery happen. Don't be afraid to question conventional (what is generally done or believed) wisdom; geniuses are the ones who rewrite those conventions.
4. Be prolific (produce many works).
Quantity before quality. To produce exceptionally good work, do a lot of whatever you're doing, go a extra mile! It increases your chances for success and it means you will get more practice along the way. Most geniuses in history, whatever they were doing, they did a LOT of it, and not all of it was genius!
There is a theory that to become a "master" in any subject, you need 10,000 hours of practice. Professional orchestra players, computer programmers all demonstrate this idea.
5. Understand that;
Knowledge is accepting and believing a fact. Comprehension is understanding a fact. Analysis is breaking down information into parts. Synthesis is Creating something new. Evaluation is discussing the merits.
Think differently. You are different. You think differently! Every kind of genius is different and individual. And every kind of opinion has something true and something you can learn from.
Remember that different ideas have not historically been accepted well, and yours may not be either. Geniuses throughout history have not let this deter them, neither should you.
You have the potential and you can be whatever you want to be!
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