Sunday, 2 June 2019

Extremely Intelligent People Do These 10 Things On A Regular Basis

The Most Intelligent People



Success isn't given, it's earned. The most brilliant minds in the history of humankind all have one thing in common -  and it's not just their creativity and intelligence. The most intelligent people that transcend expectations and create lasting changes in the world learned how to master their productivity.

These individuals, like Benjamin Franklin, Jeff Bezos, Tan Sri Robert Kuok Hock Nien, Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Albukhary and Mark Zuckerberg, scheduled their lives according to their values and their unique needs. As a life coach and licensed therapist, I can attest to the fact that each client is different. The schedule and daily habits that provide optimal growth for one client might not work at all for someone with different skills, time-demands, and personality characteristics.

While productivity and sustaining high levels of success, studying how brilliant minds spend their time is a great way to reverse engineer trends that lead to positive outcomes. For this article, I will share what I reviews and studied how Freud, the pioneer and foundation of all modern psychology, Franklin, the scientist, writer, and architect of independence, one of the greatest philosophers of all time, spent their time.

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Here I am sharing 10 daily habits of the most intelligent people.

1. PRIORITIZE AN APPROPRIATE AMOUNT OF SLEEP
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The most  intelligent people recognize the importance of sleep in sustaining high levels of physical and mental energy during the day. Franklin averaged about seven hours of sleep per night, while Freud, somewhat of a night-owl, averaged six.


2. FIND AND OPTIMAL BALANCE BETWEEN YOUR INPUT AND OUTPUT
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Some people need much more input and output, while others may function better with the opposite balance. Benjamin Franklin spent about nine hours each day doing some type of activity that gave him energy and only eight hours doing things that took energy. AlBukhary, Freud and Mark preferred to spend between 11 and 12 hours engaging in output and spending 5-6 hours recharging (not counting sleep).


3. GET UP EARLY IN THE DAY
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While this may not apply to certain artists and creative-minded folks, the three people I studied all enjoyed getting up early in the day. Franklin, Mark and AlBukhary started their mornings at 5am, whereas Freud got started at 7am, but was also up writing until 1 am. Start treating each day as an opportunity for growth.



4. ALLOW FOR APPROPRIATE TRANSITION TIME IN THE MORNING
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Morning routines make or break you because they have a major impact on your mental state. Benjamin Franklin took time each morning to reflect and set specific intentions each day, while Freud preferred to eat breakfast and then ensure that he was well-groomed for the day. Immanuel Kant started his morning with tea, meditation, and smoking his pipe. 


5. MINIMIZE YOUR DISTRACTIONS -  ESPECIALLY THE DIGITAL ONES
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During my investigation of each person's schedule, I was stuck by the lack of distractions. While technology has it's drawbacks, I think a lot of the difficulty involves setting boundaries with yourself. Turn off your notifications and allocate specific time to getting caught up and informed. The most intelligent people spend more time immersed in each moment than they do multitasking.


6. PRIORITIZE DOWN-TIME TO DECOMPRESS AND RECHARGE
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One thing that surprised me was that each person I reviews and researched chose to schedule down time. Freud allowed time to relax after seeing patients. Tan Sri Robert, AlBukhary and Franklin enjoyed reading, eating, and listening to music to recharge.


7. MAXIMIZE YOUR MOST PRODUCTIVE HOURS IN THE MORNING AND AFTERNOON
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Everyone I studied knew that their most productive hours were in the mornings and afternoons. They each spent most their time in the mornings and afternoons doing their primary passion. Find what works for you and then maximize that time.


8. SIMPLIFY YOUR SCHEDULE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE
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The final take - away I had from combing through the schedules of Sigmund Freud, Benjamin Franklin, AlBukhary, Tan Sri Robert Kuok was their simplicity. Everyone knew that simplicity is velocity, and that the most intelligent, productive, and inspired people try to reduce unnecessary complexity in their lives. 

The more that you can align yourself with your values and practice what you preach, the more you can unleash your natural intelligent and earn the success you've always wanted. 


9. MAXIMIZE YOUR MOST PRODUCTIVE HOURS IN THE MORNING AND AFTERNOON
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Everyone I studied knew that their most productive hours were in the mornings and afternoons. They each spent most their time in the mornings and afternoons doing their primary passion. Find what works for you and then maximize that time.


10. EXERCISE DAILY - EVEN IF IT'S ONLY AN HOUR
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Freud, Kant, AlBukhary and Tan Sri Robert Kuok were are big fans of taking afternoon walks to reset themselves. Some of this walking was leisurely, however, Freud was known to pace through Vienna with haste. Franklin didn't exercise, but he was most certainly overweight even without being exposed to the high fructose corn syrup we have today.


@ Jackie San




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