Smart people – they’re better than those of us who aren’t as decorated, right? Wrong. Intelligence is not limited to a degree or an experience; rather, it’s the accumulation of what we have studied in the books and learned on the streets. Smart people are dedicated and regimented individuals, persevering through the challenges of life while performing a variety of different, simple tasks every day to stay at the top of their game. In this list, we have dug up 25 of these things which smart people include in their daily schedule and their interactions with others.
Can you guess any of the items which will appear on this list? If you guessed that smart people never stop learning – whether it be reading books, attending seminars, or engaging in thoughtful discussions, you’d be right. But this list also includes a variety of other tactics which may not seem as obvious, from tuning out the voice in their heads (we all have it) to supporting others in their endeavors to pampering themselves. If you’re interested to include some of these in your daily life and boost your intelligence, check out this list of 25 Simple Things Smart People Do Everyday.
Smart people are fantastic thinkers. It's shocking how many people in today's world deny scientific or bona fide evidence of this or that phenomenon, clinging instead to their entrenched beliefs. Smart people use critical thinking and reasoning rather than assumptions to process the world around them.
Life isn't all about work. Smart people know this and strive for a balance. One of the most important things smart people do daily is reward themselves. Whether it be as big as a Caribbean cruise or as small as an ice cream come, smart people reward themselves for doing good things.
We all have that voice in our heads which tells us we're wrong, we're too foolish, or we're not good enough. Smart people recognize it's impossible to eliminate the voice entirely, so they focus on going with their gut feeling and reducing the importance they give to the small, nagging voice.
Smart people have opinions - about everything. Even if they're not interested in the Kardashians or the politics of petroleum, smart people educate themselves about many different subjects and can easily have a conversation with anybody they meet - no matter how high- or low-brow.
The smarter you are, the later you're likely to go to sleep each night. Going to bed and waking up later has been correlated with a higher IQ. Though there is not necessarily a causal link here, more intelligent people do generally prefer to burn the midnight oil.
Smart people clearly connect actions and consequences. They evaluate their options rather than making impulsive decisions without regard for the result.
It might seem like a good idea to quickly abandon a sinking ship, but smart people know that the ship might only have a small leak and can be salvaged. They practice persistence, knowing it normally gets tougher before it gets easier. Whereas other people may quit sooner along the way, smart people keep the faith and persevere.
While it may seem building yourself up is the best way to advance in life, smart people focus on building others up as well. They improve the lives of others, knowing the better others are, the more they can help and boost them up.
Modern day life is full of distractions. The demarcating line between intensely clever and only moderately clever people is how they deal with them. Intelligent people face a flurry of distractions daily but understand how to tune them out and focus on the important things.
They fail - a lot. The best growth in life comes from our failures, and we can't fail if we don't try. Smart people are relentlessly experience-driven, trying different things and recognizing that failure is a natural part of life and growth.
Smart people are smart enough to know they are not that smart. As the saying goes, "The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know." Smart people don't need to tout their knowledge and act like a know-it-all. They realize intelligence is better shown by the questions asked rather than the answers given.
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