Why is that one day you can be brilliant and the next rubbish? Why is there such inconsistency in your thinking? You get flashes of genius but they seem all too rare and unpredictable. Why is that? Why? Why, dammit?!
The reality is you are born with all you need to be a genius. If you've got most of your brain cells still functioning you are fully equipped for outrageously smart thinking. You've got all the potential there, so how do you access your genius regularly and at will?
Look at the work habits of great writers, inventors, composers, artists, scientists -- all the usual suspects in the field of genius -- and you'll discover a trend. They all had strategies and techniques that they used to get into 'the zone'. They all had a thinking 'tool box' which they used daily to access genius.
Genius is inconsistent in most of us because we tend to think it should be a continuous thing. But it's not a steady state. It's something that you access by performing certain rituals or mental habits that take you to the genius level.
Leonardo da Vinci had lots of 'tools' that he used to access genius. From contemplating piles of ashes until he started to see faces, to an early form of mind mapping, Da Vinci was one of the first people to write down techniques of accessing the creative mind.
Thomas Edison kept extensive 'idea files' which he would use to get fresh perspective on his current challenges. He felt that ideas need only be original in their adaptation to the problem at hand.
Walt Whitman also kept ideas and when he sought fresh inspiration, he would create an 'idea tapestry' ... laying out his ideas in new combinations. Perhaps this was the inspiration for those poetry fridge magnet kits (where you get a bag of words and you have to arrange them in your own poem)?
So, remember this: geniuses aren't neccesarily geniuses all day and all night long. Genius do dumb, stupid ass things too. It's just that they also have developed behaviours that get them into the genius zone on a regular basis.
Three things YOU can do to access YOUR genius more consistently:
1. Remember that you are a genius. And that you can access the genius mind to think higher quality thoughts. Starting the day with this reminder will add significantly to your self-image. You will always perform to the level of your expectations and self-belief.
2. Acknowledge that you need processes to make the transition between ordinary mind and the higher quality genius mind. You will then give yourself the time to go through your chosen process to get into the zone.
3. Upgrade your energy. Use your physiology to empower your thinking. Sit up straight, focus, be dynamic in your body. Make an instant state shift to be more expressive and flambuoyant. Start excessive ...and your genius will find its own level. But outrageous energy at the start will help break through the walls of today's inertia.
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