Giving Intelligence at Christmas – Brain Management
In my travels, I meet people from all walks of life. Likewise, they have almost as many outlooks upon life. Some live day-to-day, some live for tomorrow, and some rest on their laurels from times past, thus, living in the past. And all attitudes toward their fellow humans abound.
I would like to give you a perspective that I find somewhat consistent with people that are intelligent. They say to, “Gain as much knowledge as possible, even if wealth comes and goes, knowledge is always there. It cannot be taken from you.” Now, before I get everyone’s dander up, I will take a moment to explain. The intelligence that I am referring to here is an expression of intellect to your surrounding environment and community. This is not about book intelligence or I.Q. (which is a tested outcome).
Let me give you an example: a fisherman from a fishing village is able to use the simplest implements to catch the most of his preferred marketable fish within his village. That person would be held in high regard for their abilities when it came to fishing.
Here I come along with all of the silly implements, fancy tackle, and so forth. I wonder why I cannot catch a single fish. Did the fisherman take them all? No. I just am out of my “village”. I am out of my environment. To me, this fisherman that catches anything and everything is an absolute genius compared to my ability to catch fish.
My question to you: If the fisherman is not ‘book’ intelligent, does that report that he isn’t intelligent? IF I am the one that cannot catch the fish, does that report that I am not intelligent? The answer of course is NO for both questions. It just means that we are outside of our environment that we are considered intelligent within.
I have not written to you like this for a while. I want you to glean something of benefit from this. I guess you could say this is a little Christmas / Hanukkah (or whatever faith / holiday you follow) gift.
Take a moment to look around you. Notice what each person is good at. Some may be good at cooking, others may be better at painting, and others at maintaining the Large Hadron Collider. It really doesn’t matter. The fact is that most everyone is better at doing something. Some people are world class sleepers, too. (Observing them is just too boring, so we will just move on.)
The POWER of Observation:
Your task, should you choose to accept it, is to observe what the people around you are good at. What makes them specialists in their environment? The second task is to appreciate their position of being good at whatever that skill is. No matter how trivial it may seem, it still comes with a certain level of responsibility.
Observation and appreciation, is akin to a gift. It bestows a silent gift upon them, as well as you learning to appreciate yourself. That too is a gift – to you.
You may want to take steps to enhance your ability to observe. That’s where I come in. I know how you can help yourself gain that heightened sense of awareness and the perception of the world around you.
The easiest way to increase your awareness is for you to open your eyes. Yes, that’s right. Actually, more to the point take steps to increase you peripheral vision, or widening your field of vision so you can see more. If you can see more, then you are automatically aware of more. See how easy that is.
So what am I really saying about giving the gift of intelligence this holiday season? By you being aware of the special skills others have, and appreciating them for it, you gain in intelligence by the insights you will make along the way.
If you want to give someone else a gift of intelligence, you may want to consider checking out the training that I have around MindToMind.com. That is why it is called “The Brain Accelerator”. Some of the training I have here, you can give to someone, and it won’t even cost you anything. What a deal!
Cheers,… with bells on!