You Are Smarter Than You Think

Out of the all the articles and newsletters I have written, the article focusing on being smarter than you think is one of the top ten viewed and reprinted. I am assuming that this article aroused the curiosity of the reader to new possibilities and to acknowledge that there is more to one's ability in having a fulfilling, successful life.

We have heard that "knowledge is power."  There needs to be a balance of intellect and imagination to reach the success desired.  In the current recession we have seen people exclaim that "they did everything right" and still their incomes/lifestyles have been drastically slashed.  And let's not forget the unforeseen floods, earthquakes, and fires destroying lives and natural resources.

Nature does start to rebuild organically.  Evidence is seen shortly after a forest fire where buds start popping up through the ashes.  Even though the fire scorched everything in its path, nature didn't stop to say "I did everything right, how could this happen?"  It begins to rebuild with its organic intelligence.  It responds to its essence.  You as a human being have the resources to rebuild organically.

P.T. Barnum, founder of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, said:  "Unless a man enters upon the vocation intended for him by nature, and best suited to his peculiar genius, he cannot succeed."

You are smarter than you think with an supportive and helpful inner genius!  The stormy times are full of opportunities to reinvent yourself, but it will take your willingness to let go of preconceived ideas, fears and worries to open up and to connecting with your essence of power.  

Next time, I'll offer some tips on how to know you really are smarter than you think!

[image quote: A.A. Milne; illustration E.H. Shephard]