The Eccentric Habits Of These 10 Geniuses Can Make You Smarter

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The title is The Eccentric Habits Of These 10 Geniuses Can Make You Smarter.  I am not sure these habits will make smarter.  What they will do is help you to work smarter.  And isn’t that what we really what to do?  Here are a couple of my favorites!

Thomas Edison: Change your relationship to failure


Where would we be today without the inventions of Thomas Edison. With over 2000 patents and having reported to have failed on 10,000 experiments, Edison stated “I have not failed, I just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” What was his habit? Always trying new things and never giving up. Without his relentless efforts, you may not be reading this article in electronic form.

How This Can Make You Smarter

Failure is a fact of life, but it is not who you are, nor is it permanent. You can follow Edison’s lead by not being afraid to try new things. Many don’t try because they fear failure. The only way you can fail is if you give up. If things don’t work out the way you expect, you have just learned a way of not doing it correctly – thus making you that much smarter. Keep trying and never give up.

Mark Zuckerberg: Limit daily choices


With over 1 Billion users, Facebook is one of the most recognized brands in the world. Founder, Mark Zuckerberg, has created a way for people to connect and build relationships from all over the world. Zuckerberg takes his responsibility to serve his community very seriously, so much so, that one of his habits allows him to better serve them. What is this habit? If you google pictures of him you will likely see him wearing a grey t-shirt. He wears the same version of that grey t-shirt every day. Why, you ask? According to Zuckerberg, he wants to clear his life to make as few decisions as possible to best serve his Facebook community. He feels he is not doing his job if he spends his time and energy on any small, frivolous, or silly decisions, such as choosing what to wear.

How This Can Make You Smarter

We are distracted by so many things during the day- ironically, for many Facebook is one of them- that our minds get cluttered and can render us less effective. Simplifying your life, like Zuckerberg has done, can give your brain room to grow and focus on things that can increase your intellect and add value to your life. See what you can do to limit your distractions and make your life simpler.

Leonardo Da Vinci: Study widely

Da Vinci

Da Vinci is best known as an artist. However, this “Renaissance Man” had a habit you will do well do follow. He had a child-like curiosity and was in the habit of learning everything he could whenever he could. His curiosity led him beyond art. He studied mechanics, aeronautics, and anatomy – all things scientific.

How This Can Make You Smarter

It’s probably quite obvious that the more you learn the smarter you’ll get. However, what many don’t think about is how learning a variety of subjects opens up insights into the inter-workings and relationships different subjects have. For instance, if you are an artist and also study chemistry, you can understand how chemical compounds work together and perhaps create mastery because of your knowledge of how oils can be blended together. This type of study can give you the opportunity to look beyond the obvious and enter a world that only few dare to venture into.

If you are started to feel motivated to work harder, here are some more habits to try!




4 thoughts on “The Eccentric Habits Of These 10 Geniuses Can Make You Smarter

    Lynz Real Cooking said:
    November 12, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    Very nice thanks!

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    koolaidmoms said:
    November 12, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Sharing this with my son. He has to struggle to stick with something and his idol is Edison. We always use him as an example when he is struggling. Now I have some more things to share with him.

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      mkcasey80 responded:
      November 16, 2015 at 2:13 am

      I am glad to help. These days, there are so many choices that you are a afraid to make a decision. The most important thing is for him to just jump in and try. How many times did Edison have to try something different until he got the electric bulb right? You are such great parents by the way!


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    Creative Crafts DIY said:
    November 13, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Very nice information….Thanks for sharing 🙂


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