There is a change about to happen inside. Once the change happens the brain and biology can’t go back to where it was.
Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “When expanded by modern thought, the mind never returns to its original size.”
Ideas will only really grab on when rooted in a profoundly traumatic encounter that reshapes how you perceive your personality and meaning in life.
When an idea becomes your passion because purpose — and it’s extremely important to you — you can take the concept and easily make it a fact.
You don’t need to describe the conventions and standards surrounding you. You don’t even have to play the same position. You exist in your own universe, making at will, everything you wish to see.
Jim Rohn said, “Often it’s just another smart idea to unlock the gates.”
You need a concept to shake-up and stir deep creativity. A concept that encourages, motivates you.
You need a splendid concept that really embarrasses you, something you don’t want to reveal since you realize they won’t understand.
You’re humiliated by goals? If not, you forfeit
If what you’re pursuing right now isn’t so huge you’d be afraid to discuss it with most people in your life, I challenge you to stand back and think about it.
Why are you playing small?
Why seek an apparently rational achievement?
Why try something that doesn’t involve creativity and the new system’s redesign?
Buckminster Fuller said, “Fighting the current truth, you can alter anything. To alter everything, create a new model that obsoletes the old model.
Life’s conventional strategy has to be revamped and supplemented by something entirely different.
By changing the mental and emotional structure with fresh thoughts and interactions, you simply can not go anywhere. The old operating system becomes redundant. It actually vanishes and can not be re-accessed.
You can’t go anywhere until you’ve had some encounters and some thoughts taking root.
The rest of this essay lays through the mechanism of hitting this personal point of no return — where the image is extended and can’t go anywhere.
That’s how you spend your life intentionally. This is how you develop through choosing and again and above to the next step.
You hit the key targets and get bored.
“There are two losses of life: one doesn’t have the wish in your heart; the other is to get it.”
If you’re succeeding or failing in life, you’ll easily adjust to your circumstances.
Humans are strongly resilient. We can quickly get frustrated without trying new stuff. To survive, the brain wants creativity, or it easily becomes stale. A keen mind will easily dull.
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The worst thing you can do is attempt to hold things. Development needs offense — or what psychologists term an “approach-orientation,” where you rely more on a new future’s benefits than possible threats.
The worst thing you might do is experience what psychologists term an “avoid-orientation,” spending much of your attention and thoughts on preserving your existing role or defending your current standing. You must advance, or you’ll go backward.
You differentiate from your past performance and standing.
“I can’t go back to yesterday, since I was another guy then.”
The only way to achieve the next stage is to let go of who you were. The more you keep on, the fewer you hear.
Approach-oriented psychology. Don’t stay where you were. Be ready to banish the past — regardless of how great — for a better future.
Mind and brain desire expansion and progress beyond equilibrium and confirmation. We’re conditioned to overcome complicated problems and transform uncertainty into the framework.
If you’re not able to tolerate the turmoil of exponential development and transition, you’ll mature and physically deteriorate. Any time you move into development, uncertainty, and confusion increase. Development is the process of taking something once complicated, rendering it plain, systemic, and subconscious.
That’s how time slows down. That’s how you grow. You join confusion to establish simplicity to understanding. You will get to the stage that you can handle the uncertainty that other people can think of — because you realize you can control, learn, and own it.
You start looking for details to explain your new vision.
“Children should be able to break more frequently. That’s the discovery effect. Exploration is something you do not realize what you’re doing. Scientists do it every day. “—Neil deGrasse Tyson
Exploration and quest are essential to exploring what’s feasible and out there. You don’t realize if you don’t.
You must be introduced to new dimensions to know that you will reach well beyond the existing sphere you’ve placed yourself in.
How do you dream about what you’ve done, then laterally leap into a different future of fresh development and greater possibilities?
In the novel, Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Celebrities Drive Progress, reporter Shane Snow describes why most U.S. presidents spend less time in politics than the typical congressman. Moreover, the strongest and most famous presidents usually invested less in politics. Instead of wasting decades ascending the boring ladder with glass ceilings, they actually leaped laterally from another non-political scale.
“Lateral reasoning doesn’t substitute hard labor, it reduces excessive loops,” Snow distills.
You start to look for different role models to develop and conquer.
“Want a bodybuilder? Compare with Arnold. Want an actor? Compare with DiCaprio. Want a musician? Compare with Rehman. Want a dancer? Compare with Michael Jackson. Want to make money? Compare with Musk. Wanna be an author? Compare to Shakespeare. Wanna make the planet better? Compare with Mother Teresa. “—Dwija
Using the pattern analysis to improve tastes as you create different insights and possibilities. What functions in this modern sphere, and what doesn’t work?
What performs incredibly well?
There’s lots of discussion on being relative to someone is a negative thing. It isn’t. Trying to imitate somebody else, though, is really wrong. Mimicry soon becomes idol-worship.
But being motivated by others and learning from their superiority is not just pleasant, learning and development are important.
Why not fast-track the method by maintaining the own at the same industry-leading standards? Really, learn the best too often to recognize that it works that you can develop easy to grow further.
Be no imitator. Be creative. The Teachings of Experience, Will, and Ariel Durant demonstrate why most citizens lack the imagination and confidence to invent inexperience. They choose to copy what succeeded, never making something fresh.
That’s totally meaningful. Innovation involves deep learning and background — and a desire to explore concepts outside the background that do not succeed. Like Sir Ken Robinson in his essential TED Chat, “If you’re not prepared to be accurate, you’ll never get something unique.”