As we have seen, a simple change in Tom’s style of thinking proved he could be a good student. For too many years he’d been forcing his brain into the conventional (and logical) high-focus mode, yet all this did was to ensure his academic failure.
What if many gifted students are in this predicament? If they’re failing, it may not be due to distraction, boredom, or other commonly-thought-of reasons. Maybe they’re simply using their brains wrong.