If you’re worried about your IQ, you’ve already made a fatal error.

Your IQ doesn’t measure what you need to succeed.

One of the most frequently posted about topics on Quora appears to be one’s IQ. For example:

- “I’m a 136 IQ, does that mean I’m smart?”

- “I’m a 96 IQ, why do people keep telling me I’m smart?”

- “How do I become smarter to score a higher IQ?”

All of this is so asinine. Especially for the ones with “high IQs.” It’s really interesting to see just how insecure people are about being compared to others. Like we’re off the mark if we can’t hang in the same intellectual circles as people we admire. Becoming smarter or having a high IQ is worthless if you have no concept of how to put such assets to good use.

This is where most people get stuck. They care too much about objective standards of worth. It’s a fatal error. It will stop your life’s progress in its tracks.

Try this:

Instead of looking for validation from people you’ve never met, try taking small, significant steps toward what you would do IF you already possessed the smarts to make it happen. You’ll figure it out as you go, trust me. ;-)

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