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18 Apr 2019 at 06:40hrs | Views
The following tips_ can set you apart from the crowd and give you a competitive edge over your competitors.

1. Use a "Telephoto* Lens
Not a real "Telephoto Lens" of course, but whenever a problem crops up, set your sights on the long-range goal and examine alternative ways of reaching it. This may seem as if you are avoiding the immediate problems, but why not? The world's most successful people have found that the easiest way to solve a problem is to find a means around it.

2. Record or note down any great idea that crosses your mind throughout the week.
Some of our best thoughts come when we are driving, in a taxi or bus, shopping or even taking a walk. Carry a small recorder or note book to record any great ideas which cross your mind before you  forget them. You may then re-write these ideas in a proper diary when you get home and then execute them.                                                                               

3. Tape Into Your Subconscious Mind!

When you write down a problem or idea, you are not only putting it on paper, you are also sending a message to your subconscious mind. You are, in effect, telling it to get busy with the problem even after your conscious mind has turned to other matters. Many people have heard about some of the wonderful things the subconscious mind can do, but a few are familiar with it's potential in solving  problems. Your subconscious mind is that hidden part of the mind which can search for solutions even when you are asleep.

When you write a problem  down and ponder over it for a while, and then go about your other business or go to sleep..... your subconscious mind will not sleep. It will search through your memory for ideas and events matching the current circumstances. It will present to your conscious mind information that would never have been recalled otherwise. I am sure you have been in situations where you had a complicated  problem and slept over it, and when you woke up in the morning, all of a  sudden you had a clear idea of how to solve the problem.... that's the power of the subconscious mind!

Three quarters of an ice-berg floats under the surface of water, only one quarter is visible above the water. Think of that visible part (only one quarter) as your conscious mind - the part you think or reason with throughout the day. And think of the underwater unseen part of the iceberg (three quarters) as your subconscious mind.  It's three times as large, and it may be three times as important, but very few people know about it!!!                                                                                                   

4. Adopt The Best Study or Practice Method.

Two  practice (or study) sessions are better than one long practice session....never forget that. It gives your mind a period of rest that, according to educators, allows your brain to sort out what it has learned and put it in proper perspective. The time between practice sessions can be as short as three or more minutes, or it can be a day or more.

5. Increase Your Power Of Concentration.

Watch any expert at work and you will discover that one of the secrets of his success is concentration. Try to distract him from what he is doing and either you will find it very difficult to do so, or you will find that the expert is angry at you for having made the attempt. He knows that concentration or total focus is vital to his success.The first thing to remember about concentration is that; the first condition for concentration to be possible is the presence of "desire or keen interest." You cannot concentrate on what you don't desire or you are not interested in.

Whenever you feel "down" about studying or doing something, ask yourself two questions:

1. How will I benefit by learning this?

2. Secondly, what will l lose out if I don't learn or do this?

The next thing is to consider if you are a "day person" or "night person".  Experience has shown you whether you function best in the morning or at night. Use your best period in which your concentration levels are the highest, to study, plan and get big projects done.

6. Unleash Your Creativity!

Creativity isn't just for artists. It's a big boost to success in any field. People who know how to come up regularly with ingenious ideas and solutions are the ones who advance the fastest in their careers.  Don't keep forever on the public road, going only where others have gone. Leave the beaten path occasionally and dive into the woods. You will be certain to find something you have never seen before. One discovery will lead to another, and before you know it, you will have something worth thinking about. All really big discoveries are a result of thought.  Regardless of what "experts" may think,  an independent creative thinker knows there is a solution to every problem and an idea for every need ...... and he's not afraid to consider unusual possibilities.

It is however not  at all likely that anyone ever had a totally original idea. A creative person puts together old ideas into a new combination, but the elements which made up the new combination were mostly acquired from other people. Without any borrowed ideas there would be no inventions, new movements or anything else that is called new.  Spend ten minutes each day thinking of  how two unrelated products, systems or situations are similar. List all of the similarities you can think of.

The next day, go on to two other unrelated items. This, in itself, is not likely to generate any brilliant ideas for you ....but this what it will do: It will get your mind thinking about relationships and similarities, even when you are not playing this little game. Your mind will be quick to creatively come up with ideas when you need them the most due to these mind practice sessions, that's how your best ideas will be produced!


Source - Mthokozisi Gwizi
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