Source | LinkedIn |Robert Glazer | Entrepreneur, Best-Selling Author and Speaker | Founder & CEO @ Acceleration Partners
Intellectual capacity is about improving your ability to think, learn, plan, and execute with discipline. It is closely correlated with the area of your brain called the frontal lobe, which acts as the control panel for most executive functions. Think of intellectual capacity as your personal processor or operating system that can be continuously upgraded to perform the same tasks more efficiently than before. The greater your intellectual capacity, the more you can achieve with the same or less expenditure of energy. This element of capacity building offers the greatest opportunity for immediate gains, but it also requires the most discipline.
Setting Short and Long Term Goals
Achievement is the high-level attainment of goals, a concept I prefer over the more common term “success,” which is far more subjective. For example, consider the “successful” business executive whose spouse is close to leaving him or whose kids don’t talk to him. Most would not consider such a person successful. Achievement, on the other hand, requires having clarity about what is most important and making decisions accordingly.
Goal setting is the best way to get on the path towards what you want most. I once believed I was great at setting goals. I would set a bunch of one-year goals and hit them regularly. However, because I wasn’t aligning these short-term goals with my long-term goals, I wasn’t moving in a meaningful or specific direction.