Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Can Hard Work Beats Intelligence?

Source: Quora

"I don't have superior intelligence or faultless looks. I don't captivate a room or run a mile under six minutes. I succeed because I was still working after everyone went to sleep." -- Greg Evans
"Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you'll never be the same again. -- Steve Jobs
"Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race" -- Calvin Coolidge, the thirtieth president of the US
"You asked me if an ordinary person by studying hard, would get to be able to imagine these things, like I imagine them. Of course! I was an ordinary person, who had studied hard. There is no miracle people. It just happens they got interested in this thing, and they learned all this stuff. They are just people. There is no talent, a special miracle ability to understand quantum mechanics or a miracle ability to imagine electromagnetic field that comes without practice and reading and learning and study. So, if you say you take an ordinary person who is willing to devote a great deal of time and study and work and thinking in mathematics, then he has become a scientist." -- Richard Feynman, one of the greatest physicists of all time
“Right. I don’t believe in the idea that there are a few peculiar people capable of understanding math, and the rest of the world is normal. Math is a human discovery, and it’s no more complicated than humans can understand. I had a calculus book once that said, ‘What one fool can do, another can.’ What we’ve been able to work out about nature may look abstract and threatening to someone who hasn’t studied it, but it was fools who did it, and in the next generation, all the fools will understand it. There’s a tendency to pomposity in all this, to make it deep and profound.” -- Richard Feynman
These quotes are by some of the most well-known, "talented", and"intelligent" people
So, yes! Hard work beats talent. Hard work beats intelligence. 

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