If you are reading this post there is no doubt that you haven’t tried hard for your goals. Also, you might have encountered scenarios where even most stringent of your efforts bored no fruits and left you discouraged and feeling unlucky.
But the most obvious reason for these pitfalls is “Excessive use of your forebrain or the analytical brain to achieve results”
Do you know that authors, inventors, artists made use of their creative brain for most of their revolutionary inventions? They were well aware that too much conscious mind operation inhibits the creative potential which is only revealed once the minds relax to let hunches and inspirations pave their way.
You might be wondering that if I didn’t work hard how will I achieve the results but in actual you require your forebrain thinking only till the planning and execution stage. Once the wheels start turning, you have to maintain a “positive mindset” to remain receptive to creative ideas that help leverage the resources and your willpower in right direction.
The methods listed below are being unconsciously used by successful people all around the globe but had been consciously put in words by the creative minds of past.
Conceive goal as already in existence
Positivity mindset is all about conceiving the goal as “ALREADY IN EXISTENCE”. After taking the willful steps towards your goal, don’t sit back and negative self-talk to inhibit your creative thinking. By conceiving the goal as already being accomplished your brain is in a better position to CONNECT THE DOTS to a meaningful solution.
Napoleon Hill after studying multiple millionaires for more than 20 years reveals in his famous book “THINK AND GROW RICH” the pathway to riches. He studied more than 500 individuals who were brought up in poverty, with little education and no outside influence. He then outlined various factors which were common to them for amassing huge fortunes.
One of the most weighted factors that were outlined was their unconscious habit to imagine their goals as accomplished in their leisure hours. This anatomy of our mind which is still far from our reach works like magic in the achievement of our goals.
“Creativity is just connecting things” -Steve Jobs
Desire with no mental barriers
Though it is not denying the fact that hard work leads to success but the hard work becomes effortless once your creative juices start flowing to ease your workflow.
Whenever you doubt the creative power of your brain, you lose half the battle, let aside outside influences.
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right” -Henry Ford
A good approach to targeting any goal is to first list down all the possible reasons which enable you to have a confidence in your abilities to achieve a particular goal. Meditate on them during your relaxed hours. Secondly, list all the reasons which make you doubt your potential to bring that goal to existence.
Now take out one reason at a time and apply best of your thoughts and analysis to check the credibility and proofs for these reasons. The questions which you may ask are “Has any person achieved this type of goal before?”. “Is it my self-created thought?”, “Have I done previous attempts to judge this goal as impossible?”, etc. This way a whole new perspective is provided on the goal removing any self-created barriers that may hinder your progress.
After your best efforts, leave the task to creative workshop
Famous mathematician Bertrand Russell said that if he was working on a difficult topic, he would think about the topic in hand with great focus and full depth and leave it for a significant amount of time. Once returning to the topic after some days or months, every time he was surprised to find that the work has been done inside his mind and he only have to jot down the ideas which his creative mind offered.
Similarly, Einstein was once asked that how he came up with great inventions and his reply was ideas are in the air if I missed them someone else will take it. Here he pointed to the creative power of the mind which is accessible to everybody if one is willing to use it.
“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination” -Albert Einstein
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind Is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift” -Albert Einstein
Einstein used a technique to what he called as the possibility thinking to push aside the limiting barriers. Out of the box, thinking is something where we view things from a perspective which no one else has. Einstein did the same by imagining his goals first in the creative workshop of his mind. This possibility thinking allowed him to create inventions which were beyond the imagination of the ordinary people who utilized only their forebrain. This approach made him be called as one of the geniuses of his time.
Creative thinking is all about imagining in vivid details all the images, facts and figures which creatively are possible.
“My method is different. I do not rush into actual work. When I get a new idea, I start at once building it up in my imagination, and make improvements and operate the device in my mind. When I have gone so far as to embody everything in my invention, every possible improvement I can think of, and when I see no fault anywhere, I put into concrete form the final product of my brain.” -Nikola Tesla
Well known for his discovery of AC electric supply, was so excelled in the use of creative mind power that most of his experiments were first conceived of in his imagination. Those experiments were when practically done depicted the same accuracy and detail which his mind has told him in imagination.His visualization was so profound that even complex computations and dimensions of an object can be performed in his mind lab till minuscule of details.
Read more about Nikola Tesla here.
Trust your instincts and keep a journal
Since creativity is the connectivity of hunches or inspirations, try listing them in a journal so that a coherent approach can be developed.
Having a tough time resolving an issue, just imagine the problem in full depth before last few minutes of sleep. A sincere analysis should be done. When you wake up in the morning, list down your first thoughts about the issue. This provides you with a fresh perspective on the situation as the relaxed mind is a better problem solver than a tired mind. For more details on sleep problem solving read here.
We all have noticed individuals who make progress at light speed even though they seem to be doing a little effort. On the contrary, we may notice people working hard day and night only to receive work stress with no significant progress. But, it is the unconscious habit of the former to utilize their creativity in a way which leads them effortlessly towards their goals. There is no secret recipe which even the great achievers can tell of as they themselves don’t know that their second nature is to use their creative brain.
On a final note, put your best efforts in your goals backed up with possible actions, maintain a positive mindset and have a belief in your capability so a healthy environment is prepared for inspirations to flow on.