If You Don’t Have a Plan of Increasing Your Intelligence
You are committed by your actions to remaining exactly the same as you are now.
But that’s not entirely true, is it?
It’s actually much worse than that…
The world is in a constant sprint and if you’re doing nothing, you’re getting left behind!
You’re not growing.
Think of a muscle.
When you use your muscles, they grow…
They get stronger.
If you don’t…
Your muscles start to atrophy, and you get weaker.
Same with your mind!
My Belief is that every single human being has the ability to become an intellectual genius because the mind has an infinite capacity to learn
I don’t care what level you’re at…
You can become an incredible genius because your mind has an infinite capacity to learn if you simply work on it.
Ben Franklin says, “If you empty your wallet into your mind, your mind will fill up your wallet.”
That’s why you can take away everything I have…
All my money…
But Leave me my mind…
And I’ll get it all back!
That’s why I’ve come up with the following strategy to constantly increase my intelligence:
#1 One hour of input/day to increase intelligence
Spend at least one hour a day listening to something that helps you become better.
It’s that simple.
I can hear it already…
“Matt, I don’t have enough time to dedicate one hour/day!”
Do you commute to work every day?
Go to the gym?
Use that time to listen to a podcast, audiobook, or something that benefits you.
Find a way.
#2 Write the information you’re learning down to increase intelligence
Realize that the weakest ink is stronger than the strongest memory.
If you read a book ten years from now, you’ll likely forget almost everything in the book…
If you write it down, it’s going to lock it in your brain.
#3 One hour of output/day for increased intelligence
Learn an hour a day as if you are going to be required to train on the information that you just learned.
How do you do an hour of output a day?
You could do live videos…
Teach someone close to you this information and get feedback…
Teach your children…
This will greatly accelerate your learning curve.
Make it a priority in your life to associate yourself with other highly intelligent people
The people you associate yourself with are often huge contributors to who you become…
If you hang around seven “broke” people, you’re the eighth…
Hang around seven “dumb” people, sorry… you’re the eighth…
So if you’re striving to increase your intelligence…
Hang around people who are more intelligent than you.
You’re going to get the motivation of increasing your intelligence because of their intelligence.
Follow these steps and they will accelerate your journey towards becoming successful in every facet of your life.
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