Being motivated and curious counts for more than being smart because it leads to action.
Being smart will never deliver results on its own because it doesn’t get you to act.
It’s desire, not intelligence, that prompts behavior.
– From Atomic Habits.
The trick to doing anything is first cultivating a desire for it.Naval Ravikant
Emotions drive behavior. Not logic.
Our thoughts and actions are rooted in what we find attractive, not necessarily what is logical.
More people came out of poverty in the last decade than all of history combined, and the percentage of those living in extreme poverty was cut in half, from 15.7% to 7.7% now. For example, India lifted 271 million people out of poverty in the decade.