There are many people in our lives that inspire us with their intelligence. Many times, they get notice to observe what they really do that put them in the category of the intelligent. How about we look at what they don’t do, rather than the things they do. In one way or another, the things we don’t do are underrated.
These things are so mingled with our daily life and routine that they get unnoticed. Here are 8 things that intelligent people would never do.
1. They Don’t Waste Money
Being in control of their finances is a strong trait that smart people possess. There are a lot of minor changes to apply in our daily life that can not only save a bit of money in the short term but can also lead to some cash in the long term. It isn’t as hard as it seems. We don’t need to skip one day lunch in a week to save money.
Try taking water from filter from the faucet rather than buying the water bottle every time you get thirsty. In addition to this, there are a lot of cool things that you can find online for free. Smart people know the value of the things they have and intend to use them wisely.
2. They Don’t Rely On Others
It is good to know that there are people in our lives that have our backs and are ready to help us whenever we need help. But smart people rather take our solution to a problem rather than bothering anyone else. Maybe they realize that everyone is busy. Or not want to show themselves that they depend on others. They want to challenge themselves to solve a problem without anyone’s help. Whatever the reason may be, they get to get their things done their own.
Truth to be told, no one can go far relying on someone else. Just stop thinking that you can’t do it and take the reigns in your hand. Fear of making mistakes is just a barricade standing in the way that holds you back. Maybe the evil also known as the evil has taken over you and just want to throw your responsibilities on others. Cliche. Change the perspective.
Smart people to know their priorities and make sure to tick off their to-do list of the day. They have set their goals for the day and focus on it. They have taken up if not mastered the skill of discipline that would help them going on in life the way they want it to. The way to success that they have carved.
Life is filled with distractions. All these social media and laziness don’t take over these people.
4. They Don’t Agree With Something They Don’t Like
All the things we do in our life, saying ‘no’ to anyone can prove to be difficult. Convert the difficult thing into an easy one, many things in your life can turn out to be good. You can save yourself from unwanted obligation coming in your way.
No doubt, saying yes would make you help many, but you should not forget yourselves too. Don’t say yes when your inner voice is screaming ‘NO’. Pay attention to your feelings. If you want to get to know more about this go ahead and read ‘The Power of a Positive No’ book by William Ury. It would give you a wider concept of the concept.
5. They Don’t Hold Grudges
Staying angry and irate after a fight with your friend or someone you love is an obvious thing. Holding such grudges 5 to 15 minutes after a fight is a normal thing. Go ahead and do it, that’s what makes you human. But when this annoying feeling hangs on for hours and even days, that’s where the problem comes. The constant stressed feeling will just affect just one person that is you. You would be distracted and unable to complete even small tasks because you are busy thinking about the fight you had the previous night. Besides, tension can take a toll on your health.
Try to fill yourself in positive energy. Remember, you are just doing this for yourself.
6. They Don’t Count On Luck
Smart people would rather depend upon ‘prepare for the worst’ motto than ‘hope for the best’. These people would not wait for the opportunities to knock on the door rather built the door themselves.
The people with ‘everything would be fine’ in their mind will not be disappointed when they were not tying their expectations in the first place. Hence, the same cycle of life repeats. Don’t wait for the serendipity. You are more capable than you think.
7. They Don’t Give Up On Their Ideas If Someone Don’t Appreciate Them
The world is filled with the people ready to take you down. Constructive criticism is good for reshaping your ideas and it helps you look for new perspectives and elevate the potential in these ideas. However, don’t take any criticism to demotivate yourself.
Pick any famous person in history. Mary Shelley for example. She wrote and published ‘The Frankenstein’ when she was 18. That too in the period when it was as hard as impossible for women to speak their voice and publish a book, especially in their name. The list goes on for the famous people who had mentioned in their autobiography of the people that told them that what they are doing is wrong. If they had listened to these people, the world would lack thousands of amazing writers, singers, artists, entrepreneur and so many more.
8. They Don’t Dwell On The Past
Everyone makes mistakes. It’s part of our learning process. It’s true that sometimes we would embarrass thinking about something we have done three years ago. That’s normal too. But hanging on something and thinking about it over and over again would affect your present.
Smart people would preferably accept their mistakes and try to make something good out of them by learning from them.