HOW TO ATTRACT CREATIVE IDEAS ON DEMAND
Wouldn’t it be great if you could just kickstart your creativity? If you could have great, life-changing ideas on demand? Having the right solutions just when you need them? To solve a problem, or to come up with a new business idea.
But unfortunately, it does not work like this.
Often the groundbreaking ideas, you would have needed back then, come to you days, weeks or even months later.
It’s a shame.
You have been torturing your brain to come up with a solution to a problem but nothing and then, two weeks later under the shower, there it is, a brilliant thought which would have solved your problem very easily and without the troubles you now have gone through.
This proves you can’t force creativity; you can’t generate ideas. The harder you try, the less this works.
Ideas need to be attracted.
The good thing is, with the right technique you actually have control over this. In this post, I will tell you how to attract brilliant ideas just when you need them.
Knowing, how the brain works, changed my whole approach to stressful situations.
I’m now way more productive and at the same time way more relaxed. Because I know, whenever I need a solution to a problem, I can just attract it. And I’m very confident that this post can help you to become the same.
THE PROBLEM, WE ARE JUST COMPLETELY OVERWHELMED
We are living in a world where an overwhelming amount of information, crushing in on us every second. And this is hindering us from having great ideas.
Our brain is ‘bombed” with information every second of every day of our life. We can't really read or consciously process all of this information, but they are still reaching our eyes, ears, and the brain.
What the brain does, on a subconscious level, is deciding, what piece of information is useful for us and what not.
The process of filtering the information for relevance is taking quite a big part of the brains capacity.
And the sheer amount of information we have to scan has grown to such a number which is not processable any longer without sacrificing other capabilities.
Roger Bohn, a professor at the University of California-San Diego, conducted a study, and according to this, people are everyday inundated with about 105,000 words.
Wow! That’s 2.43 words per second. That is the equivalent amount of 34 gigabytes of information a day, a sufficient quantity to overload a laptop in no time.
The total consumption of information from television, computers and other information was estimated (for the U.S.) to be 3.6 million gigabytes.
Traditional media, such as TV and radio, continue to dominate the daily flow of information with about 60% of hours’ consumption.
The study considers that our brains are not directly threatened. On the other hand, it does not exclude a detrimental effect or information “flood” which might lead to different development path of the human brain by creating new neural connections.
Our brain has now shown that it is “malleable” and can be “wired” each time differently, depending on the quantity and quality of the stimuli it receives.
According to the researchers, the main effect of information overload is that the human attention to focus is continually hampered and interrupted all too often, which does not help in the process of reflection and deeper thinking.
As commented by the American psychiatrist Edward Hallowell:
“never in human history, our brains had to work so much information as today. We have now a generation of people who spend many hours in front of a computer monitor or a cell phone and who are so busy in processing the information received from all directions, so they lose the ability to think and feel. Most of this information is superficial. People are sacrificing the depth and feeling and cut off from other people.”
JUST GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK!
This is a disaster! To be successful, we need creativity. And creativity consists of new and fresh ideas.
The thing with ideas is this; you can’t invent ideas. You need to attract them.
Let me ask you this: “Where do you have the best ideas?”
Let’s see if I can read your mind. You get your best ideas under the shower, or while driving or 1 am in bed when you should sleep because your morning routine starts at 4:30 am! Yes?
Well, that was easy. We are all the same.
We have our best ideas when we are busy with a monotonous task, which we could do in our sleep, while not being distracted by outside influences.
The pity is that under the shower or while driving your car you can’t write your ideas down. And even if you would stop the car and take out your notebook, mostly these ideas are already gone.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your best ideas whenever you want? When you are actually sitting there, your notebook read, to do some brainstorming?
You can. You just have to be willing to get bored.
Yes, you read this right, all you have to do is to do nothing and get bored.
To attract really unique ideas, all you have to do is give the brain a little room and time to do its job.
THE THREE PHASES OF ATTRACTING GREAT IDEAS AND CREATIVITY
Let me show you the three phases to attract an idea.
Focus on the problem. Only the problem. Don’t try to solve it at this point, this is important.
All you need, for now, is a clear picture of the problem. The more you focus on the question you want to address, the quicker and easier the solution will come to you later.
And trust me, the solution will come to you effortlessly.
I very often even write down the problem in all details. I think about who is involved. I reflect on, who could help to solve it (we need that for the next step!) I think about every aspect of the problem, including how this could affect my life if I can solve it.
I do not stop until I have a clear understanding of what I am dealing with.
Often, I start with just a vague feeling. For example; not feeling fully satisfied, or feeling overwhelmed by an outside influence or not being happy with a particular aspect of my life.
I then go through the process of clarifying and articulating the problem in greater and greater detail. Until I have a very clear picture of whatever is causing this feeling.
Depending on the problem to solve, this might be an uncomfortable process, but it is worth going through the pain.
Exchange with other people to get their point of view on this topic. Discuss the problem and shed light on it from every angle.
That’s why it’s so important, that you reflected in the first step, on the people that could help you with this particular problem.
As soon as I have that clear image and I know where the problem originates and what impact it has on my life, I share it with other people.
I discuss this with people who have knowledge in the relevant area to get their opinions.
Again here. Don’t try to find a solution. The answer will come to you in phase three.
Just listen to them, maybe take some notes.
Talking to others will help you to get a deeper understanding. Having another point of view on your problem will complete the picture.
If you can’t find any people that have this conversation with, you could read some books about the topic or watch some videos on youtube. Don’t search for the solution, just for the overall topic.
Now, get bored. Give your brain some room to do its job.
Your brain is designed this way, which it is autonomically thinking about whatever has the most focus. In this case, your problem.
Your brain is designed the way, which it is autonomically thinking about whatever has the most focus. In this case, your problem.
It is constantly searching for all the stored information for ways to come up with possible solutions.
You have surely experienced a situation where you were trying to come up with a name or a song title or similar. As long as you were consciously looking for the information you had no chance to come up with. But as soon as you stopped looking for the answer, you suddenly had the missing name.
That is exactly what is happening in your brain.
Once you focus on a certain topic, it won’t stop looking for the needed information until it has it.
It will continuously try different ideas, analyze them, compare them to your problem, throw them away, take another approach, throw it away again and so on until it has found a suitable solution.
That solution will deliver to your conscious mind for you to validate.
It is obvious, that to do this job, your brain needs some quiet time. You have to make sure there are as little as possible outside influences.
You could, for example, sit down on a parking bench, go for a long walk, or go wellness. Meditation and Journaling are also excellent ways to attract great ideas.
Just make sure, that you are not distracted. That is all it takes. Let your thoughts wander, and you will experience the beauty of your brain in action.
STOP TRYING TO FORCE YOURSELF TO ANYTHING. IT WON’T WORK!
The only thing you need to accept, you can’t force this process.
It will come, it will come naturally, but it comes precisely then when your brain is relaxed enough (or should we say bored enough?)
And the time it may take, until you get in the state of attracting great ideas, can differ from person to person.
The good news is, you can train this and become more efficient with the process. For example with regular meditation or journaling sessions.
Did you try to attract great, creative ideas? How did it work?
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About the Author:
Mia Fox is a trained NLP & Mindset Coach with nearly a decade of experience. After finally finding the secret behind "The Secret," she changed her money mindset and manifested her dream life. Since then, it is her big passion to help women around the world to do the same. She is the founder & author behind the Self Made Ladies Community & Blog and the "Become the CEO of Your Dream Life" advanced manifesting formula, where she teaches women a practical approach to the Law of Attraction and Manifesting.
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