What are the 5 top reasons why highly intelligent, even prodigious, and highly educated people don't
achieve the success levels commensurate with their educational and intellectual potentials?
Ive several people of this caliber over the years. What I've discovered is that there are two things they have had in common. 1) these people were rarely challenged by anything. School was a joke to them so they never applied themselves. 2) they lack intrinsic motivation. For them there was nothing motivating them to reach their full potential.
Grreat answer; however these people were A students in school & are extremely highly educated with Master's degrees, even Ph.Ds but they NEVER achieved success equal to their intellectual/educational potential.They're BRILLIANT but useless otherw
What are we defining as success? If it's wealth (money) then these people have probably chosen to lead simple lives. Or perhaps they see more value in education endeavors then they do in in making large sums of money.
I don't know if this applies to your question or not, but I know a few highly intelligent people who can't put into practice what they've learned. They are indeed intelligent and can remember anything they read or hear; however, for whatever reason, they can't apply that information to the real life world. For example, I attended college classes with one guy who could ace every test because he could retain the information better than anyone I knew, yet when we were required to put that knowledge to work in the field he had no idea how to set up and and carry out the experiments.
1. Excess and Unwanted Knowledge, which leads to Confusion in most situations.
2. "Ability" to Over-think and Grade result of any situation before it occurs.
3. "Trained" to think within "Set of Rules"
4. Less experience with Real Life Scenarios
5. Predefined way of solving problems, which obstructs their imaginative thinking ability.
However, those who join a stream with passion and vision of their own, attains greater heights of achievements.
I wish I could've stated my answer this way because it's what I was trying to say. Great answer!
Thank you for appreciation, Sheilamyers!!! [Smiles]
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