The Disadvantage Of Being Smart

We live in a society which celebrates high intelligence, facts and knowledge. People spend thousands of dollars and lots of time on education and training. These are all good things, but to achieve greatness and happiness in life, you have to have the right attitude. What's more important than intelligence? ATTITUDE. That's right, attitude.

Rational people rely only on their brain power and don't take risks to live their dreams. Rational is another word, in our society, for "seeing things in a negative way". Whomever is rational lives in a very limited world. Limited people look around and see that no one has ever done what they want to do before. So, they will never try it to be the first person to achieve it. You start to believe that, it'll never be possible. By the way - FEAR is the best friend of RATIONAL.  They are quite a deadly team.

Attitude is more important than facts. It's more important than the past, money, failures or successes. It's more important than what other people think, say, or do. Attitude is more important than talent, ability, or skill.  The remarkable thing is, I have a choice - every day - of what my attitude will be. I cannot change my past. I cannot change what's happening in my life. I cannot change the actions of others. The only thing I can change... is my attitude. Having a great attitude can make you feel powerful and in control of life in a great way.  
"Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% on how I react to it."

Many smart people don't understand their dreams because they are afraid of the unknown. Everything has to be planned out, so they don't ever follow their instincts. Instincts will lead you where you need to go. You must take risks, listen to your instincts and take a leap of faith.
(None of these things are rational)

When living in your head and not in your heart, life is a process of over-thinking, over-analyzing and often comes the blockage of your dreams, happiness and the life you could have.

Other negative effects of "smart" people are: They feel that they never need to ask for help - from anyone... Well, that's the dumbest thing a person can do! People who succeed in their dreams are always asking for help. Know that your mind can be your worst enemy. So forget all the knowledge that's telling you it's impossible. Remember...
"Knowledge is LIMITED - Imagination is UNLIMITED."  -  Einstein

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