The general rule goes about saying that there are two types of people; the smart intellectual people and the dumb stupid people. That’s it. Where you land is where you will sit for the rest of your life. The efficiency of your brain will never improve and your thought-proccess will never evolve into something a little more intellectual. Intellectual? Just think about it.
The guy that sat next to you during Chemistry never really understood the definition of a a covalent bond , but yet was a killer football player, taking his team to the state championship two years in a row. How about the girl who always made it last during gym class but aced her Mathematics exams? Yet people fail to see that both of these talented individuals are intellectual and very well capable of executing a task within their tailored field of expertise.
With that being said, some people believe that intellectual ability is something purely genetic or fixed. That altering your responsiveness or any other aspect of your brain is biologically impossible. This is a myth! And for the people who tell you that it’s not, kindly ask them to jump off a building.
Scientific research has show that your brain is like a muscle; the more you push it to its limits and make it struggle, the more it’ll grow and develop. So understand that it does change, it does develop – so long as you apply a constant load of struggling actions (keep in mind that when I mention “struggling actions”, I’m not asking you to apply any self-damaging actions). With that in mind, people who learn to recognize this fact about their own brain, develop a ‘growth mindset’ and are able to persevere and achieve more.
The brilliant Khan Academy presented a great video emphasizing on the importance and the actual ability to learn – anything!
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