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How to be a genius – 5 working methods for Nigeria

Are you born genius or can you attain it? There are some practical things you can do to increase your brilliance and become an exceptional person, unique, valuable and one of a kind.

This is an interesting subject, isn’t it? But before you talk about how to be a genius, we should understand who genius is and why you would want to be one.  Some people think that becoming a genius is impossible. You have to be born one, while others believe they can work their way up the brilliance ladder. Let’s get some definitions and answers first.

How to be a genius

Who is genius?

This word comes from Latin. Its root “gen” means the family, so it kind of runs in the family. This same root is the part of the word “genesis”, which means the beginning or the ability to generate and create something. So, the idea of genius involves such aspects as the ability to produce something new or to be highly creative.

How to be a genius – 5 methods Another meaning of this word carries the notion of a “big” and highly perceptive soul, which has passion and feelings making it able to perceive new ideas and grab new concepts. It depicts a very curios and responsive person. So, now we get a better understanding of what it means to be a genius:

  • a person with inborn or acquired abilities
  • someone sensitive and attentive with high level of engagement in things
  • someone highly curious
  • someone with great imagination

So, as you can see, it is not all about being born that way. These genius characteristics give all of us home of becoming one.

Why become a genius?

Some people feel like being a mastermind makes them very special. Usually folks like to hear something like this: you are so talented! It is a pleasant thing, indeed. However, the truth is every person is special! We all are unique and special, but some of us do not know about it. That is it. You do to have to become a genius to be special. Moreover, you cannot become one pursuing this goal.

How to be a genius – 5 working methods Why? Just because for one you would get easily frustrated. What if people do not see you as that? What if no one appreciates you? Would you quit trying and leave what you were doing? You see, a true whiz kid is someone in love with what they do. They are passionate about it (math, biology, music, crafting, quantum physics, anything). Their passion may even turn into obsession with the thing. So, they love what they do and would keep on doing it regardless of the opinions of others.

Another reason for is to be real smart. Here is the question for you: how do you become intelligent? Is it an inborn quality or something you work hard at?

How to be a genius – methods for NigeriaThere are many famous men of genius in the world, who were considered dummies at school, but they worked hard and learned, like Albert Einstein and eventually they got the acknowledgement. The road to success and full realization of their abilities was not easy. So, first set a clear goal and understand what makes you want that and then go for it and make your dream come true.

The truth is being a genius is not about high IQ or even EQ score. Scientists were unable to link those together. A genius is someone able to see things differently and share that with others. It can be done through art or science. It’s a special state of soul and mind and some people develop it from the birth, while others discover it later on in life.

How to be a real genius:

  1. Comprehend your own uniqueness
    How to be a genius – for NigeriaDo not believe those, who can provide you with practical steps of becoming a genius! It cannot be done like that. Genius is discovered and then nurtured and grown, but not made. You already have it inside. What you lack is the belief in yourself and, probably, in your Creator, too. If you would believe in His genius, you would believe in yours, too. He never created mediocrity, not even once!
    So, you are unique and amazing, you have what it takes inside, but you did not discover it yet. Start by believing.
     
  2. Make a discovery
    How do you find that out? By following your desires and heart. Remember, one of the keycharacteristics of a genius is passion. How many years have you spent doing something you hate or care nothing about? How do you suppose to discover that special talent, then? Passion is the key. Get your childhood dream out and dust them well.

    Discover what turns you on and makes you want to live and work hard enough to make it done and follow your heart.
     
  3.  Experiment be a genius – methods for Nigeria
    Somehow people think we should find the passion and love of our lives at the first sight. That is not true. Most of us need to experiment and try a great deal of things in life. Steve Jobs was like that. He said, he tried everything, even calligraphy before his has discovered his path in life. Give it a try. Do things that look cool and great and drop them if they do not evoke that sense of fulfillment in you.
     
  4. Have fun
    Yes, that’s right. Set up some bizarre and ambitious projects, get some crazy ideas, let your creativity roll out. Remember a genius brain gets wild and awesome ideas. Most of them never gotten widely accepted first. Just think of Apple iPhones. No one really fancied that smartphone notion at first, as well as other smart inventions. People would even return the devices being unhappy with them. Just see what happens now. Yes, there is room for doubt and change of mind, but let yourself have fun with it.
     
  5. Work hard
    How to be a genius 1Genius is not about getting everything done easily. That type of mentality would get you nowhere. Start learning and get some good education. Learn the handles of self-education. This process should never stop, not for a moment. And, get to work. Press on, overcome obstacles, develop patience and diligence. Nothing just happens! The more you learn and work, the more “genius” you develop and show.

Now you know that the ‘inborn’ part is not the way to become a genius. You do have it, you just need to believe it and work, work, work. If you just rely on the talent, you develop a fixed mindset. It bars you from further growth and success. When the obstacle emerges, you think you do not have enough talent to overcome it! But if you believe in the power of persistence and work, then you know: work a little harder and you will get it.

If you could only teach yourself this truth, there would not be anything impossible for you. It’s not about being a dummy or being a smart kid, it’s about your personality, passion and persistence.

Here is a great Leonardo Da Vinci quote to support such an idea:

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”

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Now, who are the most genius people in Africa?

  1. Wole Soyinka
    Nigerian writer, who received Noble prize for one of his plays.
    Wole Soyinka
  2. Mabou Loiseau
    At the age of seven she spoke as many as 6 languages and played 6 musical instruments.
    Mabou Loiseau
  3. Rochelle Ballantyne
    One of the top chess players of the world
    Rochelle Ballantyne
  4. Tony Hansberry II
    He did not do too well at school, but he has invented a very valuable medical practice that helps save lives.
    Tony Hansberry II
  5. Chelsea Dock
    She is a piano player and at 13 she played in Madison Square Garden.
    Chelsea Dock

These people are very different, but there is one thing that unites them: they have that passion! They have discovered uniqueness of their personalities and followed their hearts. This is just what you can do today. It does not really matter what others think about you or of your economic situation. If you have no way of going to college, that is not the end of life. Just pursue self-education and excel at it! You can do it, just have faith! Everything is possible to those that have faith.

READ ALSO: Six Nigerian Geniuses With Astonishing Achievements.

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Remember yourself when You have sexual desire. What You want: to get satisfaction or pleasure? Fun Yes, it's nice, but the main motive is satisfaction, that is, You aspire to get rid of dissatisfaction. Right?

When a person is bursting with excess energy in the biosphere, and it's not working, he's growing dissatisfaction, the same as men after a long abstinence. He can't sit still. He needs something to do to: Why? To lose energy and come to a peaceful, harmonious state.

The main reason for causing the passionary (genius) to do what he does, is the desire to get rid of excess energy, or in other words - the urge to harmony and peace. This is well illustrated by the example of children, suddenly noisy starters worn at night, whereas adults are already ready to fall asleep. Children the excess energy. Once they will spend, they will calm down.

The essence of the activities of the passionary-genius - the desire to achieve harmony, peaceful state. All his acts: discovering new countries, paintings, books, conquest is a consequence of the main desire - the craving to rest.

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Answered 1 year ago.

To my opinion, that all the same that it should be based on genes. I know many people who work hard, they are attentive an executive, but I can`t call them genius. As we see, the word «genius» came from Latin, the root «gen» means the family, and I think this statement speaks for itself. Being born by talented parents means a lot. Of course, if the talent is not developed in the course of life, you can lose what you were given by parent`s blood. This notice is for young parents, you should try to develop the potential talents of your child. In addition, try doing not to miss the time, when it is become too late. Therefore, we can create a genius by ourselves!

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Answered 1 year ago.

Good tips on how to become a genius. I think each person has certain skills and abilities. But not everyone knows how to properly develop them. To do this, make a lot of effort, patience and time. The end result is worth it. All love and want to be praised and admired. All at once, and this moment will never happen. I wish us patience and encouragement to follow the advice in the article, and we will all be authentic geniuses. We should be proud of themselves and their abilities.

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Answered 1 year ago.

I feel like it is not true. You can not say that a person who is extremely curios can consider to be a genious. It is false, complenetly. A majority of kids are curious during their first 8 years on this planet, so what now we can say that they are guniuses? I seriously doubt it. If you want myopinion people can not become genious, they can only be born this way. If you do not have an ability to think outside the box or to play truly beautifully, you can justforce yourself for years to learn that but as long as you do not like that nothing will be accomplished

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Answered 1 year ago.

The article revealed fully the concept of how to be a genius, or to be not him . I especially liked the idea that the genius, who see the world through different eyes. Honestly, to become genius it is not so easy. To do this, human must work hard and a lot. In addition, in my comments, if someone will do what he likes, and he will be professional. Is it not genius, we want to learn all throughout our lives? I accept any arguments, that to reveal our capacity independently and with the curious. It is all what I get definition from this article.

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Answered 1 year ago.

Genius? Does everybody believe genius knows all?! Right, but do you feel something is lacking here? Being genius means not only having great knowledge, sharp mind and intelligence, but being a human as well. Diversity of features that make genius from a man can't be ''born'' within a child. Truly there's inner urge to explore everything, but one have to try hard to develop variety of skills and flexibility to apply them. Firstly, genius is independent from himself and knows "what's next". He is the man who, literally, is an event, the one, who pushes our world with every his word. That's what genius is.

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Answered 1 year ago.

I think that every peson, when he or she borns, obtain very high intelligent ant possibility to learn ant to gain knowledge fast. But the developement of such qualities hightly depends of parents and the surrounding people of the child. When parents see any abilities of the child - they should develope them and help to gain the higher results. I suppose, that parents as the first and the most close people should pay a big attention at their childrens willings in some sphere of knowledge - only in such way our children would grow a wholesome personalities.

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Answered 1 year ago.

I will try harder to pursue my goal

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Answered 1 year ago.

Every man can be a genius. From time to time does not necessarily have higher education. World practice shows that many geniuses did not have an enough level of education, but they did not have a lack of desire to create something new. I think that the main condition is to love what you're doing. When you enjoy the work, no matter kind of your business, it transformed into art. Today many people are often associated wealth with the geniuses. Well, perhaps this is true. Brilliant art often brings money to the maker.

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Answered 1 year ago.

That quotation on the beginning of the article impressed me much. People used to measure each other according to common parameters and it is wrong. We were born as unique human beings with our own inner abilities. When a puple is a lefthander, teacher tries to re-teach him and forces to write with his right hand. The thing is that this person`s brain works in other way but it isn`t the reason to fix it in a such case. Those people obtain good fantasy and may become geniuses in creative professions.

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Answered 1 year ago.

Good article. I reads a lot interesting! I believe that to be genius in his work may be person who is completly given to his case, with some passion, with fervor. Then these people are making a lot, become geniuses, by professionals that they are doing and mosst importantlly, love. But, ofcourse, nature of its very rarely born geniuses that are different from simple srednestatistichnogo person. Yes, they now more than we create inovations in all world to reveal new colorrs. I wonder whatt would hapened if we were all geniuses?))))

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Answered 1 year ago.

Main thing determine, what means term "genius"? I believe this is person, who is much superior other people. This can be in any on more areas, such as music, mathematics or painting. But is't possible - develop unusual ability? Most geniuses were special since childhood, like this little girl, who speaks multiple languages. Or everyone can be genius, and most importantly, learning and develop skills and talents? I do not know exact answer to question. I hope, that everyone has an opportunity become great people.

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