Monday, May 2, 2016

A Measuring Stick For Intelligence

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”  ~ Albert Einstein

Is your hardheadedness and your stubbornness costing you IQ points?  I'm fairly certain there's something else that suffers as well – your vision.  Have you ever been so focused on something that you became blind to everything else going on around you?  Fortunately, a high school dropout named Albert Einstein offers us a creative solution.  It's all about adapting.  He flunked his first entrance exam for a polytechnic school but kept studying.  His professors weren't sure he would graduate.  I'm sure Einstein would argue intelligence is all relative.  He said, "education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think."

Never forget what Einstein said about everybody being a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.  Capish?  If you're struggling today because you don't think you're smart enough or if the people around you are trying to make you feel like you're not the smartest tool in the shed, ponder these ten lessons from Einstein.

Have a great day, wise one.

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