These 11 Things Will Make You Smarter

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A wise man once said “Promise me you will always remember: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” We are all smarter that we think, but we must all dig deep within ourselves and find our intuitive drive to learn more. Investing in the development of our intelligence and understanding is one of the smartest moves we can make. This article will share with you 11 things you can do to help you achieve a higher level of intelligence.

These 11 Things Will Make You Smarter

1. Reading Everyday

The richest and most successful people in the world love to read because they know that they are investing in their overall intelligence, creativity, and learning ability. Warren Buffet said that most of his day is comprised of reading. You should everything from what interests you most, to newspapers, to non-fiction and fiction books. 

When you read the newspaper, you are more knowledgeable of what is happening around the world and you will learn to form your own opinions of the things around you. Non-fiction books for personal development is a great way to enhance your life, and reading fiction books is a great was to get absorbed into another person’s perspective and understand characters. Reading is the fundamental form of acquiring knowledge and becoming smarter.

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2. Write Everyday

Writing is great way to become an effective communicator and is very intellectually stimulating. You can start a blog, where you jot down and post articles explaining what you learned from reading that day and you can easily use an app like Inkpad to help you keep track of what you learned. You can start a personal journal or blog, talking about and re-capping what you have done that day. Writing is a great way to learn how to express yourself in words and can help your creativity.

3. Learn a New Language

Learning a new language is a great way to stimulate your mind and make new neural connections. Learning a new language can be hard, but it is also very rewarding. It is an accomplishment that will build your confidence level and value in life. Also, when you learn a new language you are better able to engage with people from different cultures, learning all types of new things and gaining insights from many different perspectives of life.

4. Playing Mindful Games

Playing mindful games like scrabble can help you learn new words and force you to think of old ones. Mindful games can bring out the creativeness in you and open your mind to new possibilities. In games like chess, you have to learn to think ahead and figure out new ways to beat your opponent.

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5. Take Time to Reflect

Taking the time to reflect on your day and your life will help you to become smarter in your decisions. So many people get clutter up with thoughts and have no clarity in their decisions. The smartest and most successful people take the time to reflect through things like meditation or just relaxing with some hot tea in hand.

6. Stimulating Your Mind

A great way to keep your mental health in shape and get your brain’s creative juices flowing is to go for a walk or do some form of exercise like running. Stimulating your mind through some form of exercise will help you to become smarter by allowing you to process new information easier and make better decisions.

7. Watch Educational Videos

Instead of watching that non-stimulating soap opera or drama, watch an educational video or documentary on YouTube, Netflix, or educational television channels. Information presented on video is more digestible and enjoyable. It can also help you learn more about the world and other people.

8. Become a Life-Long Learner

Life-long learning is a form of self-motivated pursuit of knowledge for personal or professional reasons. You can take classes at a university or online to enhance your knowledge in a specific area of interest. This will make you more knowledgeable and keep your mind stimulated.

9. Hang Out With Smart People

Hanging out with smart people who are more knowledgeable or wiser than you in something is a great way to get smarter yourself. Always be humble and willing to learn, and them good questions. Find a mentor or someone who inspires you and hang out with them as much as you can. People are always willing to share what they know once you get to know them personally.

10. Pursue Your Curiosity

Many of us may come across something that may seem a little “off” or doesn’t make sense to us, but we sometimes disregard the quest for “truth” and knowledge and don’t pursue our curiosity. Begin to pursue what you don’t know or don’t understand you will sometimes be amazed at the knowledge that you obtain. Find you inner-child and question things and be curious. In doing this you may find your true genius.

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11. Travel The World

Traveling the world would open your eyes to new cultures, different people, different lifestyles, and different origin of ideas. Open your eyes and minds to new possibilities. Learn as much as you can and never shoot down anyone.

Take Away

Anyone can increase their knowledge and become smarter and wiser in every area of life, but it all depends on your motivational level to pursue that knowledge. Here is a re-cap on the 11 things you can do that will make you smarter.

  • Read everyday
  • Write something everyday
  • Learn a new language
  • Play mindful games
  • Take time to reflect
  • Stimulate your mind
  • Watch educational videos
  • Become a life-long learner
  • Hang out with smart people
  • Pursue your curiosity
  • Travel the world


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