Building Community Through Better Relationships

The Mind is the Great Equalizer


People have assorted gifts, attributes, resources and biases. One may have greater assets, another may demonstrate superior curiosity. But, value for a human being starts in the mind. Ultimately, the mind is the great equalizer.

The mind has no weight, it has no size. It cannot be experienced by any of our five senses. But its quality is obvious by our ideas. And, ideas have value. Most importantly our minds can grow, or they can shrink despite the fact that they have no mass.

It seems truly ironic that this valuable, innocuous object is the great equalizer.  Consider that the quality of our thoughts and understanding have value. An actively growing mind can influence an environment, or affect one’s quality of life. So, how is it developed in order that an individual can take advantage of its power?

Acquiring knowledge is an essential driver for expanding the mind.  Learning is not simply an academic exercise. Essentially, it is an experiential exercise. Reading a book does not make you smart any more than standing in a flower bed makes you a daisy. Applying expanded thinking makes you smart. Conversely, learning flawed information diminishes your mind.  Development results from experiences that nurture the mind with beneficial information. Consequently, discerning the information’s source is crucial. Feeding the mind with bad information fundamentally weakens it.  Alternatively, to maximize learning, connecting with other strong minds is mandatory. Strong minds and intelligent people do not come with labels so exercise insight, then judgment to identify and benefit from them.

Additionally, growing the mind benefits from a healthy dose of imagination. Quoting Albert Einstein, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” Expanding the mind requires extending beyond established boundaries of understanding and knowledge. Imagination is dynamic. Essentially, it supersizes learning.  It is both a catalyst and accelerant. Imagination empowers ordinary minds to challenge extraordinary ideas. Learning and imagination equalize intellectual abilities by serving as a gateway to achievement. Add in execution, then opportunities are virtually limitless.

In conclusion, the mind is the great equalizer; not wealth, not good looks, not genetics. With knowledge and imagination as fuel, the mind is a vehicle with limitless potential and can produce incredible achievement. Building your mind requires intentional activity. But the results are undeniable. Set high goals. Start developing your mind. Deploy your imagination. Execute relentlessly. Be bold. Be brave. Don’t stop until you surpass your rivals. The mind is the great equalizer! Let it take you to new heights. Start now and you have already separated from the crowd!

By Glenn W Hunter
Principal of Hunter And Beyond

Thanks Susan


July 6, 2016 - Posted by | Better Community, Better Person, Better World | , , , , , , ,

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