Would you rather be smart or attractive? For those of us who’d rather be smart, this engaging infographic may help.
- If you want to become smart, you must become persistent. Human embodiments of persistence include Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin and Ludwig Van Beethoven.
- Write down your goals and share them. Numerous studies have shown that writing your goals and sharing them results in a greater likelihood of success.
- Embrace the written word. Reading develops your vocabulary; it enables you to articulate your thoughts much more effectively; it improves your ability to solve problems, and it enhances your concentration levels, which means you’re are able to focus better. An article in Lifehack points to additional benefits: stress reduction, increased knowledge, tranquillity, improved written skills and sharper analytical skills. Studies have also shown that particular genres of books, notably crime/detective stories, increases your confidence.
- Practice abstinence. This might be controversial. However, According to Gene Expression, IQ is a strong predictor of levels of virginity amongst teens.
- Being smart has its downsides. Sleep deprivation, anxiety and a greater likelihood of taking drugs and drinking are associated with having a high IQ.
So if you want to be smart, be guided by the tips within this infographic. But stay away from the drink and drugs!
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