The Hidden Habits of Genius – Craig Wright
Don’t kill the child inside you.
Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.
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We are born curious. Children learn from their surroundings by touching, smelling, and looking at everything. It is our best and most effective tool for discovering new things. However, some people are born with a deeper sense of curiosity that allows them to learn constantly.
We can also cultivate curiosity. Whether traveling, reading, or finding yourself in a new situation, be curious and present. It is a great first step in your journey to becoming more knowledgeable and accumulating new and innovative perspectives.
The power of focus
Geniuses are completely focused on their work and prioritize it.
Take the case of Albert Einstein, for instance. If you think of him, you probably picture him in a solitary study or behind a dusty blackboard in a lecture hall working on his groundbreaking ideas. In reality, Einstein was able to maintain his concentration regardless of his surroundings.
Rediscovering a lust for creativity
Be open to new and unfamiliar experiences. Push yourself to do something that scares you. Let yourself get lost in the wonders of nature or a new city.
Learn about geography, history, and local culture.
Ask questions. When you’re in the role of student or employee, don’t be afraid to reveal what you don’t know.
Once you ask, listen to understand. You’ll always learn something.
Defying the established order
It is not unusual for geniuses to wreak havoc on their surroundings. The boat sways as a result of their actions.
Whether we like it or not, they are altering the course of history. They also don’t do it in a way that is compliant with the law.