We often hear students complain that they have a slower brain, a less creative brain or one that cannot absorb anything. ‘If I were smarter, I would do a lot better in school’ is a common excuse we often hear. Many students ask me if I believe some children are more intelligent than others. My answer is a definite yes. More intelligent students learn faster and produce better results whereas less intelligent students under perform. But, I always continue saying that ‘Your intelligence is your responsibility’. I mean if you are not intelligent, it is your fault.
I believe that a person’s intelligence can be trained and anyone can become more intelligent. If you decide today that you want to increase your brain power, your intelligence, your memory and your ability to think, you can! I agree that there are some children who are born gifted, but most gifted people or geniuses are self-trained.
Denny Joseph is an International Corporate Trainer, Career Coach and a certified Neuro‐Linguistic Programme (NLP) practitioner. He is the author of Design Your Destiny and Speak With Confidence. He is the founder of Genius Minds Academy (GMA) in Bangalore and co-founder of Nexus Training International in Singapore.