From the time I can remember, I was fascinated by the possibility that intelligence can improve life’s quality for anybody. Innovation awaits people who risk mentally reinventing their brainpower to create.
I discovered that in spite of being out on my own at 14, due to my mom’s death, intelligence adds successful opportunities, one brain cell at a time, regardless of what happened or failed to happen at school.
My lifetime quest to zero in on how people get smarter led me to ask, What do geniuses do differently? In less traditional roundtables with people from many cultures, backgrounds and countries, I facilitated success with the brain in mind.
Opportunities came more from chasing the question, How are you smart? than from asking the less useful question, How smart are you? Traditional questions about IQ, I find, often lead to misconceptions that you are not smart. Geniuses may get kicked out of school, as Einstein did, but they rarely trip over false notions of fixed intelligence.
Fact is, intelligent people rewire daily for updated mental tools and so can you. To act like a genius is to develop mental tools that master change, contribute gems to innovative circles, and lower speed bumps on life’s coolest highways….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.
Dr. Ellen has studied neuro- and cognitive science for over 30 years and describes herself as a pathfinder for change.
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