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There are many ways to classify a genius. But if you look at the historical figures whom most people would consider geniuses, such as Albert Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Beethoven, you can see one thing they all share in common: they were all able to think in a way different from the mainstream, and thus made connections that no one else did. Based on that pattern, this article will address some of the ways you can think like a genius.
Brain Training Games
- 1Love learning. Geniuses are passionate about the things they do. If you want to think like a genius, find what you love and dive in headfirst.
- Learn how to self-educate. There are lots of resources available on the internet and through local services like community colleges and libraries that can put all sorts of exciting information at your fingertips.
- Be pro-active and ask questions. There are people you meet every day that know all sorts of things and have all sorts of valuable skills to share. As a genius, be interested in the potential in everything.
- Be over-comprehensive in your studies. Learn everything there is to know.
- As you learn about different disciplines, think about how they connect to one another.
- 2Start ambitious projects and see them through from start to finish. Genius ideas have often occurred in the pursuit of something that many contemporaries thought to be downright crazy. Create opportunities for yourself to discover new things by embarking on journeys no one has embarked on yet.
Embrace change, uncertainty, and doubt. It is on these edges of knowledge that innovation and discovery happen. Don't be afraid to question conventional wisdom; geniuses are the ones who rewrite those conventions.