Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Intellect is Just One Piece of the Puzzle

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There's no doubt in anyone's minds that Albert Einstein had an above average IQ as he's responsible for one of the greatest discoveries of our time. We have to remember, however, that it took Einstein 10 years to perfect his general relativity formula.

J.R.R. Tolkien, who was also a man of intellect, spent the better part of 60 years perfecting his Middle Earth effectively cementing, in the process, fantasy as a subject to be enjoyed by kids and adults alike as previously fantasy stories were more for children than anything else.

The key point that we have to remember here is that intellect, without focus, isn't doing much. We could argue that focus is even more important than intellect for anyone that wants to create something meaningful. Without focus, Albert Einstein wouldn't of been able to come up with the general relativity theory regardless of his IQ. Perhaps someone, with a lower IQ, could of discovered the theory of relativity as well given similar background and focus.

Intellect, without focus, is wasted. You don't need a high IQ to create something meaningful - you need dedication to it.

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