Brain Building: Exercising Yourself Smarter by Marilyn Vos Savant

By Marilyn Vos Savant

The "smartest individual on the planet" has written the final word illustrated how-to ebook, a application designed to enhance our strongest traditional tool--the mind. Illustrated with drawings, charts, and graphs.

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You come alive. ” Though I’m not in the best shape, nor am I the most muscular, I do love the gym. It feels like home. There’s the freedom to grunt. To be aggressive. To strain and struggle. To sweat. That’s the reason we go—because we know that all that torture will result in a transformation. What’s your gym? What’s your space? What arena do you need to own? What habitat can you claim? If you work from home, it might be your office. Own it. Crush the day under your mighty hand. If you write, it may be your laptop.

Anything to make it more painful. Anything to make failure more complete.  . failure equaled growth. Why can’t we see it that way in other areas? Mainly because we see failure as judgment, not as a lesson or a tool or a possibility. Go strong. Force failure. Grow. ” True. But what does it take to make it? How do you create this mysterious luck? Think. Plan. Act. Over and over again you act. Why I Am Happy 92 Percent of the Time It might be a little higher than 92 percent, but I didn’t want to brag.

Deep down you also wish for such a thing. Stop that. ” The rhyme makes it sound so sweet, so doable. But the truth is in there. If your goal, wish, want, or dream is going to happen, then it is up to you. Decide, determine and deploy. Don’t hold back and don’t expect smooth roads. You will want to give up, quit and start over. You will want to blame someone else, or get jealous of those who seem to have advantages that you don’t. Don’t. The world is not conspiring against you. It’s not harder for you than everyone else.

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