The 5 Winning Habits of Smart People – 5. Great Thinkers

26/09/2014 ~ SuccessJourney Daily Post with Nicholas Akomire ©2014

Great Thinkers
Great Thinkers

With our present day society, you will agree with me that there are so many challenges created every single day in the family, organizations, communities, government, religious groups etc. and these often times requires someone with a great idea to fix. This is where smart people dominate.

Your ability to think through challenges and proffer a working solution sets you apart from every other person who just sees the challenge but has no solution. Albert Einstein once said “Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds”. It is very easy for everyone to see the problem but only a few have the solution.


Becoming a great thinker does not require having a super powers, it relies on “Metacognition” – the self awareness of one’s knowledge. If you can recall, we had said in previous post that being an avid reader helps in articulating thoughts,  enhances problem solving skills and improves your memory – this is what metacognition is all about.

Metacognition encourages critical thinking and helps in maximizing cognitive skills. Cognitive skills include: comparing, analyzing, interfering. If you are able to do these very well, you will very well be able to provide solutions to  a thousand and one challenges. This sets you apart from others and increases your value.


“The founding fathers were not only brilliant, they were system builders and systematic thinkers. They came up with comprehensive plans and visions” ~ Ron Chernow.

Work towards being a systematic thinker and you will be glad you did.

The world is waiting for you.

Have a great day.

I honour you!

Nicholas Akomire

Twitter: @ItsNicholasAE


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