We keep hearing over and over again “I’m going to secure the bag this new year!” Really?
The key to securing the bag is right inside this article, keep reading and you’ll see why.
Succeeding this year and in the years to come is not only about changing your mindset…
You will need to reprogram your mind and body’s reactions to your circumstances.
We are creatures of patterns.
We are programmed.
Think about it.
We get up every day and repeat the same patterns throughout the day and in the week
We are training ourselves daily whether subconsciously or consciously.
Old thinking says “change your mindset to change your life”
That won’t last.
In this age of artificial intelligence, increasing technology, and flying cars, in order to get out of that creative block, you will have to do things outside of the box.
Most people don’t know the way to change their life permanently without starting over
For example, when the pressure comes, your instincts might say “take a break, rest your mind, and refocus”.
After refocusing, you expect to feel rejuvenated and ready to take on the world with your new ideas.
This method is good but outdated and frankly, time-consuming.
During this rejuvenating period, you may miss out on some great opportunities
It makes you think that you need to change your mind to change your behavior.
The most effective way is to FIRST AND FOREMOST change what you’re focusing on.
Then change your feelings towards what you’re working on
What happens when the going gets tough and the issue seems unconquerable??
How do you overcome this situation?
Simple, creativity doesn’t spur from doing the same things over and over again.
If you want to be creative you have to be inspired to create, engage in creative practices.
You can’t be inspired by doing repetitive actions that don’t spark that creative bone inside your body
Go and do something you’ve never done before
Visit places you’ve never visited before
Try a new drink when you visit Starbucks
Hire that designer that’s always creating outgoing graphic designs
Tread some unknown waters
If you don’t try new things then how will you get that new idea?
Your brain seeks energy efficiency in all that you do.
We initially think in short, intuitive, and emotional patterns.
We’ve developed short attention spans
Naturally, being creatures of habit, your actions are truly more important than your words or thoughts.
However, your actions ultimately determine your outcome.
Sure, you can change your thought patterns but if your habits remain the same, then the output is fixed.
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results”
Your thoughts are rarely strong enough to dramatically shift yourself out of a trained action.
Why do you think it’s so hard to kick old habits and replace them with new ones?
Relearning an action takes the same energy as learning a new one
But the gag is…
the movement of your limbs is what actually stimulates your mind.
When you are performing an action, it demands the brain to focus on that action so it can create muscle memory.
Your actions have way more pulling power than your words.
Doesn’t it make sense?
Instead of using your thoughts to create an action, go perform the action and your thoughts will change.
You habitually let your mind wander about the possibilities that can unfold from a particular action.
As a result, the thoughts circulate in your mind consuming unnecessary energy.
The energy that you could be using to perform the action.
You can avoid taking up useful energy if you simply apply an action.
In the words of Nike “Just Do It”
Now here’s a quick exercise to put it to the test:
Write down everything that has been circulating throughout your mind day and night.
Now manifest those thoughts into actions.
Don’t think about what it takes to get it done, just write it down first and foremost.
To take this a step further, write how much time you think this action will take to complete next to it and then prioritize which tasks absolutely have to be done today
Don’t overthink it, or think of the energy it takes to do it.
Start by turning that thought into an action today.
Timothy J Robertson is the creator of STATUS International, an artificial intelligent Creative Concierge platform, to hire and manage the world’s best artists on autopilot. Timothy has been on a mission to integrate machine learning technology into the creative process to offer artists short term projects and clients' creative control over the vision.
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