The Inverse Relationship Between Success & Smart People


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I have said in one of my writings (The Simple Formula To Achieving Success In Life) that achieving success is far from the everyday myth of the majority which stipulates that only smart or intelligent people can be successful in life. Read my write-up on this and you will easily grab the formula to achieving the success you desire.

In fact, the people who are highly to fail in life are smart people. You might have been thinking otherwise for a long time. The notion that success finds or comes to smart people is a typical fallacy of our contemporary society.

Success does not belong to only a category of people, smart people who happen to be in the minority in our societies. It belongs to all, especially the majority.

The reasons why smart people are likely to be trodden by success was echoed by a very successful entrepreneur of our time, Bill Gates.

After climbing the success mountain to its very peak, Gates looked down to examine the structures and craftiness of success in conjunctions with the elements success employs to deny mankind our inherent right (which is being successful in life. Remember I always say, success is a right and not a privilege, in fact, it is an inherent right for all).

Bill Gates after his assessment echoed that “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose”.  This means among other things that, success is designed in a dicey way.

It can easily succeed in throwing out “overconfidence” into the mindset of smart people, making them think they are above failure and subsequently fall into the ditch of failure.

The majority of us who may not have the super fast brains of Albert Einstein do not have a problem with this aspect of success’s tricks towards humanity. We have a strong antidote to the seduction of success. All we need is to face success with the needed tools crafted to grab it and not with intelligence or smartness since you do not need that to capture “Mr.Success”

The above does not however mean all smart people fail in life; those who have been or are fast enough to come to terms with the fact that they do not need only their smartness to attain success like you by reading this have or will surely jump this seduction prowess of success.

As you start this week, if you belong to the smart class of people, remember you stand a higher chance of failing in life unless you accept that your smartness alone cannot take you there.

If you happen to belong to the Non-Einstein class of people, there is no reason why you cannot achieve the success you desire in all your endeavors. Just apply the simple formula to achieving success and you will be there. You have less work to do compare to the Einstein class of people.

The fact that you are not excessively smart is an advantage to you this time. Go for it and you will surely grab it.


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Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri, Esq
I am a Hedonist, Contrarian, Traveller, Lawyer, Atheist, Thinker, Writer, Minimalist & a Professional Truth Sayer.

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