Originally published at http://www.beyond.com/articles/5-habits-of-geniuses-you-can-develop-to-become-18129-article.html.
There’s a reason why geniuses are different. They think differently and they act differently, so they are able to create some of the best and most amazing inventions.
Well, you don’t have to want to be a genius to form habits that can make you smarter. Below are the eccentric habits of most geniuses that can help boost your intelligence:
1. Look around you and analyze your environment
Geniuses are always hungry for knowledge. They have a desire to learn and understand the things around them. If you form this same habit, you will have a better understanding of everything that’s happening around you. This will not only make you smarter, but it will also develop your awareness of the world around you.
2. Stimulate your brain cells
Did you know that genius Nikola Tesla used toe exercises to help stimulate his brain cells? Although it is not scientifically proven that squishing one’s toes can help get a person’s brain cells stimulated, reflexology experts say that your big toe is directly connected to your brain. According to them also, rubbing your big toe can help increase concentration and relax your brain.
3. Have a routine and structure
Experts say that forming a routine and structure in your life can make you smarter because this can help you create good habits. For instance, if you make it a habit to read an article every day, you will end up learning 365 new things this year. You may also decide to go for a walk every weekend. This is a habit that can benefit your health and wellness.
4. Welcome the idea of failure
Failure is a part of life, but it isn’t what defines you as a person. Failure is not even permanent. Thus, there is no reason you should hesitate to try new things just because you are afraid to fail. Keep in mind that the only way you can fail is by giving up or not trying at all. If things don’t work out how you want them to, all you can do is learn that it’s not the way they should be done for your circumstances. The things that you learn from failure are the things that will make you smarter.
5. Get different points of view
Every time you are faced with a problem, don’t be in a rush to solve it. Take time also to see the different ways an issue can be solved. You have to understand that the most obvious answer is not always the best solution. When you take time to restructure the problem, you will discover multiple ways of overcoming it, and in the process, you become smarter.
These are just a few of the many habits that geniuses have used to make their mark in history and in the society. You need not apply all of these habits to your life to be smarter. Life coaching professionals explain that even just one of these habits will help you develop your intelligence as long as you make it part of your life.
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