How Smart Are You?
I am a constant visitor to our local library. The sections I always browse are:
- New Books
- Children’s Books
These days we are not restricted to two books and a magazine so I always come home with a number of books and Cd’s under my arm.
I don’t read every book from cover to cover. I don’t have time to do that but skimming through a book is not always a waste of time.
An article in a business book caught my eye. The heading asked the question, "How smart are you?"
Have you ever reflected on how smart you think you are the author asked?
He then pointed out the ways we can be smart. Do you recognize yourself in any of the examples?
Are you the type who is so smart you don’t have to listen to others? You know more than anyone.
Are you somewhat smart? You know you don’t know everything so you listen to others - sometimes.
Maybe you’re even smarter. You know there are things you know you don’t know.
The author then asked,” Have you ever considered what it takes to be really smart? Would you like to do what smart people really do?”
“Of course I would, for heaven’s sake” I responded silently.
Well here’s what smart people do.
- They stay around people who know more than they do.
- They listen more than they speak.
- They listen to old ideas, new ideas, obvious ideas and even stupid ideas. They listen to any idea looking for that hidden gem.
- They continue building their knowledge.
I have realised what gems the emails are I receive in my mailbox from Wealthy Affiliate.
In the past I have not taken keywords seriously but knew I needed to (behaviour was not very smart).
Staying around people who know more than me paid off this morning.
Robert had blogged about keywords and shared his extensive knowledge.
Thank you Robert.
Now I must remember to listen more than I speak and I may get a little smarter.