Have a dream.
Succeeding requires a strong intention to
succeed. "How to" is secondary. Get inspired first.
Have a dream. If you really want
something you’ll invent amazing ways to
Create and cherish an inspiring vision. It will
help you focus on those things you could do now
to bring that future state about.
dream must be big enough to keep you excited.
"Cherish your visions and your dreams as they
are the children of your soul; the blue prints of your ultimate
Napoleon Hill. Having created an
inspiring vision, visualize your dream and use
positive affirmations to engage your
subconscious mind. It's very important to engage your subconscious mind
because it works 200 million (!!!) times faster than conscious one. In one second,
ssubconscious mind processes about 400 billion bits of information, while conscious mind processes
only about 2 thousands bits.
technology of achievement can also help you make the unconscious conscious
and thus give you the power of managing your personal development in a way
that enables you to realize your true potential.
Fall in love with what you are doing.
Love is the
greatest source of inspiration. "At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet,"
said Plato. When you enjoy what you do, you like to think about it
all the time. You feel inspired by the
problems you face and gladly spend
your time coming up with great ideas to make things
differently or better.
According to Carl Gustav Jung, “The
plays with the object it
The Power of
Build your cross-functional expertise. Broader knowledge, better
ideas. Cross-functional excellence is a tremendous source of
inspiration and a booster for
entrepreneurial creativity. It
change hats, combine the unusual,
synergies. What's more,
if you develop a broad cross-functional
expertise, no new idea is wasted. It will immediately connect with the
existing knowledge and inspire you. As
Peter Drucker put it, "You can't do
carpentry, you know, if you only have a saw, or only a hammer, or you never
heard of a pair of pliers. It's when you put all those tools into one kit
that you invent."
Learn various creative thinking techniques.
You can learn and develop creativity through
practice. By sharpening your natural creative thinking skills, you can find
inspiration just everywhere because your trained subconscious mind will be
playing with the objects it finds interesting. Use self-talk, "I am
creative", and you'll be creative.
Make outside-the-box thinking a habit.
You are creative! Just stretch your imagination.
Go wild. Look outside
your industry. Make new
synergistic connections. Take a difference view. To
find a better
creative solutions to the current practice, force yourself to
reframe the problem, to break down its components and assemble them in a
different way. Expect the unexpected.
creativity and stretch your creative muscles every
day to make
outside the box thinking a habit.
Play with different ideas.
Record or write your ideas down. Review
your list of ideas periodically when you are not disturbed.
Learn something absolutely new.
Read inspirational books, at least one page every day.
Watch inspirational movies and videos. Feel more relaxed and pay better attention to what is going on around you. Get and read an interesting book unrelated to your field or
expertise. Expose yourself to a different environment. Go to a place that
you haven’t been before.
Quiet your mind. Great ideas come when there are fewer distractions,
your mind is fresh and
open, and you are not stressed.
Take a bird's eye view of the
things. Reduce the intensity of your internal self talk. Spend more time in the jacuzzi or in the shower. Go to bed a half an hour
early to have time for quiet reflection.
Meditate – by integrating your
dream with meditation, you will see results a lot faster.
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Cross-pollinate ideas with others.
is an intense social activity. New ideas arise often from
cross-pollination. Many winning
innovative solutions were inspired and developed in the process of
cross-pollination of ideas, rather than narrowly focused search.
Cross-pollinate with people both within and outside your organization or
area of expertise. Encourage comments and ideas.
Inspire advocates. Meet new creative, inspiring and energized people.
of ideas will also help you learn about best practices in related areas that
are outside your core competence.
Harness the power of diversity. Collaborate with other people who
have complementary skills. People with different
scientific, and business backgrounds will bring different frames of
reference to a problem and can spark an exciting and dynamic
cross-pollination of ideas.
is the father of discovery. Immerse in your subject.
Learn from feedback and discover new
Be self-confident. Most people simply do not get what they want to
achieve because they don't believe that it will happen. The functionality of
is the most powerful instrument of your mind. Don't let the negative ones
get in your way. Create
beliefs instead. Believe that you are
capable, and you will. Identify your successes and take pride in
them. Discover the things at which you excel, and focus on your talents.
Hard work nurtures self-confidence. Victories, even small ones, boost
self-confidence and make hard work more enjoyable.
Think positively. Treat
failures as stepping stones to success. Keep