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5 Habits of Smart People

November 5, 2013

In my book ‘CLASSICS: Why we should encourage children to read them’ I quote James Russell Lowell who said that: “Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind” and John Ruskin who said: “All books are divisible into two classes: the books of the hour and the books of all time” and classics are ‘the books of all time.’ This study by Stanford University reiterates my conviction and firm belief that children should be encouraged to read good, wholesome books like classics, if we truly want to educate them for the future.

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#1 Smart people are avid readers.
Or in other words:  For those who want to lead – READ! A study conducted in Stanford University, proves that reading is the workout the brain needs in order to stay in its optimal health.  In a blog article “20 Reasons to Become an Avid Reader” is for example listed:

  • It boosts imagination and creativity
  • Enhanced intelligence
  • Improves empathy
  • Self-improvement
  • Better thinking skills


The Habits of Smart People


#2 Smart People Have Dedication
Jenna Goudreau wrote in a Forbes article: “One thing successful people know: Dedication and blind persistence are two different things. You can work hard but not smart. When something’s not working, you’ve got to tweak it. Successful people maintain success by consistently learning and adapting to the environment around them.” 

#3 Smart People Set Goals
There are hundreds of research studies going back decades showing that setting…

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  1. I’m an avid reader, but I don’t know whether I am smart 🙂

    Agree with you.

  2. pareshkale permalink

    Great post, inspirational TFS

  3. Awesome inforgraphic ..have added it to my pinterest board

  4. bemoneyaware permalink

    Awesome inforgraphic ..have added it to my pinterest board..Thoroughly enjoyed it!

  5. Good Post

  6. Excellent post – thanks !

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