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You Need a Low IQ

YOU NEED A LOW IQ - Thoughtful insights from our Coach, Dennis Mellen




Imagine facing a career-altering moment, a game-ending injury, or a disappointing school test result. What's your response? Do you give up, or do you transform the challenge into an opportunity for growth? Do you dwell on failure, or do you focus on the valuable lessons learned and keep moving forward?


Success is often born from the challenges you conquer and the lessons you glean from your failures. You become adept at handling uncomfortable situations because you've learned from your trials. Remember, it's not about your IQ in the traditional sense. Instead, think of IQ as "I Quit."


Consider this: Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team but became an NBA legend. Oprah Winfrey was fired early in her career and became a billionaire media mogul. Abraham Lincoln overcame 11 election defeats to become one of the greatest U.S. presidents. All three had low “I Quit” quotients ("low IQ’s”).


Successful people share qualities like persistence, resilience, and unwavering commitment to their purpose. They embrace failure as a steppingstone to improvement. So, having a "low IQ" is a good thing—it means you never give up, you keep pushing forward, and you continue learning on your journey to success.


The Japanese say “nana korobi ya oki” – Fall down seven times, get up eight.


Dennis Mellen

Leadership Expert, Speaker, Best-selling Author, Coach, Keynote Speaker. (Ret) AF LtCol.

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