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Why Albert Einstein Said: The Measure of Intelligence is The Ability to Change

Intellectual Growth in Small Increments

Human beings grow and evolve naturally, based on our ability to change, and the knowledge we ‘download’ from our surroundings. Being in a growth or a change mode keeps us out of our comfort zones and in the learning zone.

The learnings and changes need not be radical, and even small, incremental changes in our habits and behaviours will significantly improve our life.

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“Change” means changing your identity
“Change” means changing your identity

It’s one thing to say, “I want to start going to the gym weekly.” It’s another to say, “It’s time to change and become the type of person who goes to the gym weekly.”

The...

There is no such a thing as a "gym person"

There are just people who go to the gym.

Similarly, there’s no such thing as a “productive person.” There are just people who do productive things fairly often.

Keep your “self” out of your decisions

Think of your life as a long sequence of actions and decisions.

Just ask yourself, “Is this a good thing to do?” If the answer is Yes, go do it.

Maintenance Learning

Maintenance learning refers to you keeping current with your field.

Reading an occasional book and keeping current with blogs and newsletters is not equivalent to adding to your educat...

Growth Learning

It is the kind of learning that adds new knowledge and skills to your repertoire. With growth learning, you’re acquiring new information that enables you to do things that you could not do previously.

You can discover great ideas by listening to podcasts, reading blogs, and reading books.

Shock Learning

Shock learning is learning that contradicts knowledge that you already have. That’s the kind of learning that generates innovation

If you don’t ignore or resist the unexpected, this “shock” can give you insights to enable you to take advantage of a major change in the marketplace or guard against a serious reversal.