Here, I am going to talk about most common disease. This disease is bit complex in nature and it’s few symptoms are not so easy to identify. Hence, i would like explain them with some simple stories.
There was very intelligent scholar named “Rahul” studying in top Business school in India. Most of his friends in his group were working on some business idea to start their venture. On the other hand, Rahul was busy in analysing why a business won’t work. He used to come up some business reasoning like “you need to have ample of capital”, “industry need to be stabilised”, etc.Few years passed, Rahul was still doing the same thing for an Organisation as an employee. On the other hand, his friends were able to start their own venture and few growing their business quite rapidly.
Think for moment, what would be Rahul’s feeling at this situation – He was thinking, though i am so intelligent, I am not successful in my business.
With this story, we came to know our 1st Symptom of disease, “Intelligence Excusitis”. What is the cure for it ?
See the reason why you can do it, not the reason why you can’t. Use it to find ways to win, not to prove you will lose.
Let’s move to next symptom of Intelligence Excusitis again with small incident.
Einstein was once asked, how many feet are in a mile. His reply was “I don’t know”. He said why should I clutter my mind with facts ?
Most of the people stuff their brain with lot of facts.
This the 2nd symptom of this disease and the cure is, Use your brain to thin rather than remembering facts. Ask yourself- Am i using my mental ability to make history or to record history.
I lack brain, i can’t do that, I am not as intelligent as my friend, colleague or neighbour. This is very common, easy to identify symptom of this disease. Cure for this is, never underestimate or never overestimate others. Don’t sell yourself short.
There is a study which says, with a positive, optimistic and cooperative attitude a person with an IQ of 100 will earn more money, win more respect and achieve more success than a negative, pessimistic, uncooperative individual with an IQ of 120.
There is a great quote by Stephen Hawking “People who boast about their I.Q. are losers.”
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