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Well, you might be wondering what’s the catch in the title? And you must be thinking that maybe I’m trying to drive you into some clickbait thing. But, what I’m trying to tell you here is that some people struggle to find new ideas and they often look up at people who consistently manage to come up with the most brilliant ideas. Little do they know that the difference between them is fairly minimal.
There is one thing highly creative or genius people certainly do differently; they generate loads of ideas. Instead of aiming for ‘one good idea’, they strive for a noteworthy number of good ideas. They stretch their imagination and are not easily satisfied by one thing. This hunt for abundance is not a talent; it’s a habit mainly found in a genius. And like any habit, it can be acquired.
So, how about we see some traits to learn in order to become one of the geniuses.
1. Look for motivation
Motivation can be conscious or unconscious and you can find it in a variety of sources, including inspiration, desperation, revenge, or future regret. Keep looking for motivation from everywhere if you want to grow your intellect.
2. Do cardiovascular workouts
Cardiovascular fitness can raise your verbal intelligence and improve long-term memory. “Increased cardiovascular fitness was associated with better cognitive scores,” writes lead researcher Maria Aberg in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
3. Open yourself to new points of view
Another way to increase your intelligence is to expand your network and consider other people’s points of view. Keeping your mind open to new views and advancing according to new trends will help a lot. This exercise will open your mind to new opportunities and promote cognitive growth.
Mindful meditation can increase the neuroplasticity in the brain, according to a study from the University of Oregon and Texas Tech University’s Neuroimaging Institute.
5. Train your memory, work on your IQ
While a professor at the University of California, Irvine, Susanne Jaeggi found that an activity known as the ‘n-back’ task increases fluid intelligence, which is the ability to reason and solve new problems independent of previous knowledge.
6. Read some good books
If you want to improve your grey matter, it is very necessary to keep reading. You will have to stay being a voracious reader and keep reading the intellectual and mind growing books and stuff.
7. Ask the right questions
What separates the intellectuals from the geniuses is meaning. Think is the knowledge you possess and the questions you ask meaningful? Do your intellectual pursuits make a difference in the world? Do they help people? Do they advance humanity? If not, then it doesn’t matter how many credentials you have or how many people pat you on the back. Your efforts are meaningless.
Keep following the above-mentioned steps to grow and become a wise person; yes! That’s what I partly call a genius. What is your definition of a genius? Let me know in the comment section below.