In a previous article, I have clarified that creativity is the process of connecting existing concepts and ideas to come up with a new idea. So what is intelligence?
In its simplest definition, intelligence is your ability to learn, understand and apply what you have learnt to solve certain problems. For example, as a blogger you need to create articles to solve your readers’ problems and help them have a better life. Let’s go deeper!
Intelligence vs. Creativity
“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people.” Steve Jobs
So, as the legend Steve Jobs – Apple’s co-founder and former CEO – says. Creativity is connecting things, and you don’t need more intelligence or higher IQ to be more creative.
Creativity is a function in your brain that you just need to turn on, and intelligence is an ability or a skill that you can use to make your creativity valuable by applying it to solve problems. They are not replacing each other’s, they are completing each other’s.
Do you need to be an intelligent blogger?
Let me first clarify something. What makes you unique as a blogger is creativity. If you can maintain the creativity state and control it, you are a better blogger. So when intelligence is important?
If you need to use the creative ideas that you have come up with, you need to find out how you can apply them to solve problems. Here comes intelligence. If you can formulate, filter and produce simple and unique solutions to a certain problem using your own idea, then you are a creative intelligent blogger. If you are not creative, you might be intelligent. But in this situation you will have to use other people ideas to solve certain problems.
You will be smart, but not unique if weren’t using your creativity. And as a blogger you need to be unique. Again, creativity exists in every brain, so you are creative by nature.
How to increase intelligence?
Studies have proved that intelligence has genetic components. But whatever your intelligence level is, you can enhance it as long as you don’t have brain damage. If you are reading this article this far, then you don’t have issues with your brain. And definitely you can increase your intelligence level.
Your brain is as any other organ in your body, it needs healthy nutrition, suitable environment and protection from diseases to function properly. So, to become more intelligent you need to do what you have to do, in order to prepare your brain for the new level.
Today, I will list 2 tips only that can help you become a more intelligent blogger:
1 – Learn:
Take time to analyze your previous achievements or even mistakes. Think about consequences of every action, how you can get better results based on previous success stories. And write down all the results to create a plan that you can follow in your future problem solving situations. Remember, intelligence is your ability to use the knowledge you have in order to solve problems.
2 – Practice:
Too expected? I know. But it is how god created us, when you were a baby you ate, walked and talked after practicing. Our bodies, brains and souls reach better levels of anything only by practicing. Although it is boring, but it is a gift. Because everyone can practice and if you can practice you can be more intelligent. So how to practice and teach your brain to be more intelligent?
Play games. How simple is that!
Go online and challenge your brain with puzzles, brain teasing, problem solving and brainstorming games. Online games simulate every intelligence practice you may need, just try them and you will notice the difference.
If you are an intelligent blogger, you have the ability to learn and understand this article and the knowledge you get from other sources, apply what you have learnt into blogging to solve problems.
What are your preferred games that require intelligence? Do you know more tips to help other bloggers? Share your thoughts in the comments area below.