“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.”
-F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Crack-Up" (1936)
If you think you are not exceptional, you will never be one!
If you want to stay covered in your fears and back off every time, you won’t make it.
No one knows why some people make it, but clearly it has to do with the mind. Some argue it’s inborn, some say it can be taught and trained. If scholars could pin it down- I guess they would by now and we would all be great.
It has to do with the mind. This book talks about the opposing forces of the mind and how the tension between the two creates something new and ground breaking.
Well challenging yourself cannot be the most important thing the mind can do -to push the boundary and create something rare. It’s for sure not simply hard work(because Jack of all trades did that- must be a lot of work to learn all trades), not working smarter either. It has to be something that leads to everything else.
The power of thinking is the ability to think and create meaning out of it. To take a thought and mould it to something extraordinary that is sensible and mind blowing.
If you see this link here , we at some point have to think that if teaching how to think affects the level of one's thinking?
Would students perform differently if students of same IQ were taught differently? If you were taught to think differently- would you think differently naturally?
I believe it would.
Most of these creators are school dropouts or wasn't the best student in school and then they emerged as something we call the talented or the genius. They are the same people with the same brain and same thinking. Why did they not excel in something at certain point and then over excel later?
As they say- everyone is gifted with a unique talent, whether you can find it or not is upon you.
What would you do to find that talent? What we think or convince us to think- is not always the truth. We are bred in such a pre-conceived world that thinking otherwise is impossible.
No one knows what they make it and some don’t. You have to try to make it and not give up. Accept your negatives, feel your fear and if you can think and figure out why you fear or think the certain way- that’s the winner.
You have to know yourself to know the rest!