W hat if you could increase your IQ by 25% in just a few months, and what if all you needed to do was perform a simple daily exercise that would make it happen?
There is strong evidence that by doing this one easy exercise, you can dramatically increase your IQ, and maybe even make get yourself up to genius thinking! So what is this simple, easy and fantastic “genius exercise” that will supercharge your brain?
Here it is: keep a daily journal or diary. Every day, or several times a day, write down all your thoughts on paper. Do it faithfully for one complete year, and you will rapidly grow more intelligent.
Surprised? Think it’s a little far-fetched? Consider these examples:
- Researcher Catherine Cox studied the habits of 300 geniuses—luminaries such as Isaac Newton, Einstein, Thomas Jefferson—and discovered that all of them were “compulsive” journal or diary keepers.
- A study determined that only one percent of the world’s population habitually engaged in daily journal writing. The study also found that that some one percent was almost always super high achievers, and that they almost always lived longer than average for their time, place and era.
- Thomas Edison wrote an incredible 3 million pages of notes, letters and personal thoughts in hundreds of personal journals throughout his life.
- The brilliant cosmologist Steven Hawking contracted Lou Gehrig’s disease more than 30 years ago and was given just two years to live. Hawking is confined to an electronic wheelchair and cannot speak, write, or even move more than just a trifle. But 32 years after contracting his disease, Hawking is considered among the world’s greatest thinkers. Although unable to physically keep a journal, Hawking has used computers and other mechanical aides to constantly record not only new ideas and scientific theories, but his own inner reflections.
- When he was a young man, Albert Einstein took a young woman sailing for a date. The date didn’t go very well. The young woman was frustrated because Einstein hardly said a word to her but instead spent the whole day scribbling in a small journal he carried with him.
Now here’s more good news—to get all of the IQ building effects of daily journaling, you don’t even have to write down anything that is coherent! This fact is demonstrated in the the journal of one of the great minds of the 19th Century, English inventor Thomas Faraday, a man much admired by Einstein himself.The IQ building effects of daily journaling don’t even require writing down coherent thoughts! Click To Tweet
Faraday filled thousands of notebooks with what appears to be utter nonsense. Many have studied the journals of Faraday hoping to discover the key to his brilliant mind. All have been frustrated. Why? Much of his writings were not fully developed ideas or even sentences. Faraday just jotted down whatever came to mind or what struck his fancy.
In fact, the best method to build your IQ seems to be to carry a journal with you throughout the day and write down any random thoughts as they occur to you.The best method to build your IQ--carry a journal with you and write down any random thoughts. Click To Tweet
The flip side of writing is of course reading. How many geniuses do you know, don’t read books? It has been documented that speed reading actually improves the agility of your brain. To make the most out of the time you set aside for reading, take a speed reading course, such as those offered by Soundway.
So there you have it. Buy a notebook, and carry it wherever you go. Jot down your random thoughts, reflect upon what you write, speed read and soon, you’ll be enjoying your shiny new super-powered IQ!