Intelligence Is Thought About Wrong

Intelligence is the measure of the number and quality of distinctions you have in a given situation.
~ Tony Robbins

Intelligence is much less about intellectual horsepower, the speed of thought or the size of memory.
And much more about the quality of your mental models, the explicitness of your mental frameworks and the number of perspectives you can take.

‘Eskimos (Inuit) have over a dozen words for “snow.” Why? Because in their environment, and their culture, they have to if they want to achieve specific outcomes. They need to be able to describe to themselves and each other what kind of snow they can build an igloo out of, what kind of snow they can take their dogs through, what kind of snow they can eat, what kind of snow they are going to fall through…’

Intelligence is contextual.
Intelligence is learned.
Intelligence is earned.


Also published on Medium.