I once read that “the more you know, the more you realise how little you
know. That’s something you see in intelligent people. A hunger for knowledge; that’s what pushes them to want to know, and yet never seems to be satisfied. One thing is certain though – the desire for knowledge is insatiable, for the one who actually craves it, for someone who wants to learn, which is why they become more intelligent.
Another thing is the inquisitiveness; they see something not clear to them?
they try to find out why it so and that leads to persistence. When they want to know something, no matter how long it takes to find the answer, they keep searching, they keep learning, until they get it.
The intelligent man and the mediocre however have something in common; they both have the choice to be who they want to be. The choice they make is what differentiates them. It is not until someone says out loud, “I refuse to be a mediocre” that the choice is made (although, it is a step toward it); it is in the little things, the implicit step of craving to know more and refusing to stay in your comfort zone. The ‘action’ of learning and searching for the truth after the utterance has been made, not just sitting and expecting a
miracle. the intelligent man learns and keeps learning tirelessly till he reaches the “abnormal” level. A level that supercedes an average man’s comfort zone. The extra mile. The extra page of the book you read. The new word you saw and checked the meaning, usage and synonyms. They make the difference – the litle things. They push you towards excellence. Not the utterance that you refuse to be a mediocre without backing it with action. Not the motivational quote you repost without applying it to your own life. Not having unlimited internet access for just chats and social media. It is the conscious decision to make a difference, to be someone different, and to do whatever it takes that steadily moves you out of the average level.
Note that, Intelligent people are normal people who were not satisfied with normal, average things, so they decided to leave their comfort zone in search for something “abnormal”.
Note that, this post is not for that person who is comfortable with their present position. This is for the the one who is willing to get out of their comfort zone and put in the extra work it takes to reach extra ordinary.