The Secret The Smartest People In The World Know That You Don’t.

So much of life is about finding the lemonade in the bag of lemons that you are handed.
Success starts with finding serendipity.  Spotting the moments of peace and beauty that brighten the otherwise stressful landscape of busy days and chaotic attempts at business mastery.

Ironically, these moments of tranquility are all around us. Waiting to be noticed. Waiting to inspire greatness.

And if you’re looking for them, you’ll find them.

It is easy (and natural) to feel broken and depressed by the stress of daily conquest. Unless you take time to marvel at what is extraordinary, you’ll find yourself buried in the mundane and ordinary.

That’s what the smartest people in the world know.  How to find beauty and distraction amidst stress and complexity.

When the highly secretive United States National Security Agency looks at finding and hiring the world’s smartest mathematicians and scientists as code breakers, they don’t just look for genius in the areas of math and science and theoretic analysis.

They pursue brilliant people who are also inclined to appreciate art and those who have musical talents. What the NSA has learned from exploring and cultivating genius is that brilliance and ideation is directly tied to beauty and art and serendipity.

What’s the lesson?  The better you are at appreciating the beauty around you, the better decisions you will make.  The more options you will see.  The smarter you will be.

Be smart = Stop and smell the roses.

It is true that “what doesn’t kill you can make you stronger”.  But it can also leave you broken and unfit to conquer.

It is when you see the beauty in your situation that you are best prepared to experience breakthrough.

So perhaps the question isn’t: “What’s wrong with this situation?” Perhaps the better question is: “What’s beautiful with this bad situation?”

Let that beauty inspire you to be amazing.  To find a way to make it out of the painful situation you are in right now.

Be smart.

0 Replies to “The Secret The Smartest People In The World Know That You Don’t.”

      1. Do we control? I know I don’t. I am controlled by outside forces. If I had control then the world and my existence in it would be very different. I admit I control nothing, I am out of control. I can control my life for about five minutes, after that it’s controlled chaos at best. What are you controlling for anyway? Because a teacher or parent said do it that way? If so then perhaps you are controlled rather than being in control. Perhaps a philosophy guides your behavior. Like the idea that you need to find serendipity in life’s occurrences. But a truly free person would know that there is no such thing as serendipity. There are just things that happen because molecules are bouncing around inside peoples heads like a big lotto machine, and our brains have slots in them to spit out certain shapes of random nonsense that in the grand scheme of things mean nothing. Why does it mean nothing? Because perception is entirely relative. Even on the human scale being winners or losers, of different cultures and upbringings, all cause us to see the world differently. Whats sad is that we can’t see the ineffectual nature of our actions and decisions. We don’t achieve, we simply do something and something does more than doing nothing in the short term. But in the long term, of course, everything adds up to nothing. So there is nothing to do, no rules to follow, no actions to take, anyway, that’s what I get out of life and that’s why I’m not in control, because ultimately all behaviors are ineffectual. And I believe that deep down, most people know this is true, in fact, I believe all creatures know this is true. That is why all creatures are compelled by machinery to act, rather than being allowed to decide, because all creatures if given that decision would eventually and probably rather quickly become extinct.

          1. I knew that’s exactly how you would respond.
            Because I knew how your brain works, I knew what kind of shapes your brain would produce based on your one shit brained reply you gave me previously. I’m not kidding, I knew you would give one of those faux humble BS answers to avoid an argument in your passive aggressive manner, because DAN your brain is a LOTTO MACHINE spitting out contrived, weak, imbecilic, thoughtless CRAP.

            FUCK YOU!

          2. HaHaHa… It’s all good. I wasn’t being humble. I’m fucking awesome. That’s why you were directed to my blog. I know what I’m doing — and am the best in the world at making money and solving complex problems.
            Not interested in arbitrary fight though. Seems like a waste of time.

            Dan

          3. It’s funny that people think they solve problems. Its even funnier when people talk about discovering things or inventing things, but the idea of solving problems is pretty funny too. Let me tell you something: there are no problems to solve and there are no solutions to problems because problems don’t exist. Imagine you’re in a car, you drive over a hill then you drive over another hill, that’s what solving problems really is. There’s no special mechanism at work. You just pick a direction and go there. Saying you solve a problem is like saying you discovered Wal-Mart after driving there or claiming you discovered the tree in your front lawn. It is all pre-existing you just can’t be everywhere at once perceptually so you have this limited concept of a continuum broken up into states of knowing and not knowing. Therefore all problems in the world are not a function of ignorance but a function of perception. You are blind to the truth, and that is why all so called problems exist in our world because we fail to perceive what is laid out before us. And that is why some problems are so difficult to solve, because there are no solutions, it requires a change in perception to go to the truth.
            Anyway, have fun with your “problems”.

          4. I don’t entirely agree, but I appreciate your perspective.
            Not all problems are pre-existing. In fact, a lot of problems are self-created — obesity, bad relationships, poor job performance, etc…

            So, YES, there are problems to solve. Those problems are mostly “us”.

            Dan

      1. Do we control? I know I don’t. I am controlled by outside forces. If I had control then the world and my existence in it would be very different. I admit I control nothing, I am out of control. I can control my life for about five minutes, after that it’s controlled chaos at best. What are you controlling for anyway? Because a teacher or parent said do it that way? If so then perhaps you are controlled rather than being in control. Perhaps a philosophy guides your behavior. Like the idea that you need to find serendipity in life’s occurrences. But a truly free person would know that there is no such thing as serendipity. There are just things that happen because molecules are bouncing around inside peoples heads like a big lotto machine, and our brains have slots in them to spit out certain shapes of random nonsense that in the grand scheme of things mean nothing. Why does it mean nothing? Because perception is entirely relative. Even on the human scale being winners or losers, of different cultures and upbringings, all cause us to see the world differently. Whats sad is that we can’t see the ineffectual nature of our actions and decisions. We don’t achieve, we simply do something and something does more than doing nothing in the short term. But in the long term, of course, everything adds up to nothing. So there is nothing to do, no rules to follow, no actions to take, anyway, that’s what I get out of life and that’s why I’m not in control, because ultimately all behaviors are ineffectual. And I believe that deep down, most people know this is true, in fact, I believe all creatures know this is true. That is why all creatures are compelled by machinery to act, rather than being allowed to decide, because all creatures if given that decision would eventually and probably rather quickly become extinct.

          1. I knew that’s exactly how you would respond.
            Because I knew how your brain works, I knew what kind of shapes your brain would produce based on your one shit brained reply you gave me previously. I’m not kidding, I knew you would give one of those faux humble BS answers to avoid an argument in your passive aggressive manner, because DAN your brain is a LOTTO MACHINE spitting out contrived, weak, imbecilic, thoughtless CRAP.

            FUCK YOU!

          2. HaHaHa… It’s all good. I wasn’t being humble. I’m fucking awesome. That’s why you were directed to my blog. I know what I’m doing — and am the best in the world at making money and solving complex problems.
            Not interested in arbitrary fight though. Seems like a waste of time.

            Dan

          3. It’s funny that people think they solve problems. Its even funnier when people talk about discovering things or inventing things, but the idea of solving problems is pretty funny too. Let me tell you something: there are no problems to solve and there are no solutions to problems because problems don’t exist. Imagine you’re in a car, you drive over a hill then you drive over another hill, that’s what solving problems really is. There’s no special mechanism at work. You just pick a direction and go there. Saying you solve a problem is like saying you discovered Wal-Mart after driving there or claiming you discovered the tree in your front lawn. It is all pre-existing you just can’t be everywhere at once perceptually so you have this limited concept of a continuum broken up into states of knowing and not knowing. Therefore all problems in the world are not a function of ignorance but a function of perception. You are blind to the truth, and that is why all so called problems exist in our world because we fail to perceive what is laid out before us. And that is why some problems are so difficult to solve, because there are no solutions, it requires a change in perception to go to the truth.
            Anyway, have fun with your “problems”.

          4. I don’t entirely agree, but I appreciate your perspective.
            Not all problems are pre-existing. In fact, a lot of problems are self-created — obesity, bad relationships, poor job performance, etc…

            So, YES, there are problems to solve. Those problems are mostly “us”.

            Dan

      1. Do we control? I know I don’t. I am controlled by outside forces. If I had control then the world and my existence in it would be very different. I admit I control nothing, I am out of control. I can control my life for about five minutes, after that it’s controlled chaos at best. What are you controlling for anyway? Because a teacher or parent said do it that way? If so then perhaps you are controlled rather than being in control. Perhaps a philosophy guides your behavior. Like the idea that you need to find serendipity in life’s occurrences. But a truly free person would know that there is no such thing as serendipity. There are just things that happen because molecules are bouncing around inside peoples heads like a big lotto machine, and our brains have slots in them to spit out certain shapes of random nonsense that in the grand scheme of things mean nothing. Why does it mean nothing? Because perception is entirely relative. Even on the human scale being winners or losers, of different cultures and upbringings, all cause us to see the world differently. Whats sad is that we can’t see the ineffectual nature of our actions and decisions. We don’t achieve, we simply do something and something does more than doing nothing in the short term. But in the long term, of course, everything adds up to nothing. So there is nothing to do, no rules to follow, no actions to take, anyway, that’s what I get out of life and that’s why I’m not in control, because ultimately all behaviors are ineffectual. And I believe that deep down, most people know this is true, in fact, I believe all creatures know this is true. That is why all creatures are compelled by machinery to act, rather than being allowed to decide, because all creatures if given that decision would eventually and probably rather quickly become extinct.

          1. I knew that’s exactly how you would respond.
            Because I knew how your brain works, I knew what kind of shapes your brain would produce based on your one shit brained reply you gave me previously. I’m not kidding, I knew you would give one of those faux humble BS answers to avoid an argument in your passive aggressive manner, because DAN your brain is a LOTTO MACHINE spitting out contrived, weak, imbecilic, thoughtless CRAP.

            FUCK YOU!

          2. HaHaHa… It’s all good. I wasn’t being humble. I’m fucking awesome. That’s why you were directed to my blog. I know what I’m doing — and am the best in the world at making money and solving complex problems.
            Not interested in arbitrary fight though. Seems like a waste of time.

            Dan

          3. It’s funny that people think they solve problems. Its even funnier when people talk about discovering things or inventing things, but the idea of solving problems is pretty funny too. Let me tell you something: there are no problems to solve and there are no solutions to problems because problems don’t exist. Imagine you’re in a car, you drive over a hill then you drive over another hill, that’s what solving problems really is. There’s no special mechanism at work. You just pick a direction and go there. Saying you solve a problem is like saying you discovered Wal-Mart after driving there or claiming you discovered the tree in your front lawn. It is all pre-existing you just can’t be everywhere at once perceptually so you have this limited concept of a continuum broken up into states of knowing and not knowing. Therefore all problems in the world are not a function of ignorance but a function of perception. You are blind to the truth, and that is why all so called problems exist in our world because we fail to perceive what is laid out before us. And that is why some problems are so difficult to solve, because there are no solutions, it requires a change in perception to go to the truth.
            Anyway, have fun with your “problems”.

          4. I don’t entirely agree, but I appreciate your perspective.
            Not all problems are pre-existing. In fact, a lot of problems are self-created — obesity, bad relationships, poor job performance, etc…

            So, YES, there are problems to solve. Those problems are mostly “us”.

            Dan

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *