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When you have an IDEA write it down.


Do you have any problem? Yes? Thats great. Lets learn how to solve it!

Let your mind incubate the information that has been before you, take each and every possible information you are getting regarding the problem. After this just turn yourself to other things and leave the problem alone in your mind. Put the things out of your mind by going fishing, concentrating on other things, riding a horse, driving somewhere, whatever.

But wait! Do you know what does “putting things out of your mind” means in the last sentence of the above paragraph? Of-course you don’t know! Anyways its ok let me explain to you; “putting things out of your mind” means you must push the problem into your subconscious mind, just like pouring the milk into an empty bowl, like you can do this by concentrating on other things. Then forget it! Get it completely out of your conscious mind and pour into your subconscious mind. When it tries to surface as the same old problem without a solution, push it back down and turn to something else, like if you are getting again and again the same old problem back in you conscious mind without any solution then repeat this process.

After your mind has had a chance to come up with a solution, one day it will come to you. It may be in your sleep, as you walking to work, or any number of other strange place or time.

Incubation is a problem-solving technique used by many creative problem-solvers of the world. Incubation allows you to solve problems you aren’t really worried about or consciously attempting to solve. It allows your mind to search out and solve problems that you may not have even recognized as problems.

Its like your mind needs time and space to search the solution of your problem and this can only be happen in your subconscious mind, thats why you must pour your problem from conscious mind to subconscious mind. And the rest will be taken care by your subconscious mind, if any solution comes up in your mind you will come to know about that consciously and then try that solution and if it doesn’t solves your problem or its not the optimum solution for you then repeat the process.

Many of the great discoveries of our time have come about by mistake. Scientists were working on problems that didn’t pertain to the great discoveries at all.

The great secret to incubation is to write ideas down. When a novel thought strikes your mind, WRITE IT DOWN, so that you can ponder and think about it more in depth later on.

How many times have you had good ideas come to you that you couldn’t remember later on? When you try to recall the “idea”, you can’t. But if you had written the thought down, you may have had the chance to develop a really revolutionary idea by thinking about it more in depth at a later date.

Ideas may come to you in your sleep. If they do, you can be reasonably sure if  you don’t write them down that by morning you won’t be able to recall anything in detail. Carry a piece of paper or book with you and write down your ideas, as soon as they comes up. You might be tremendously surprised at how many good ideas pass you by regularly that you never catch and stop long enough to develop.

Everyone has good ideas; it’s just that most don’t know how to recognize and develop the ideas that they have. Writing things down and allowing you mind to INCUBATE them will help tremendously.

“Fortune Favors The Prepared Mind.” –Loius Pasteur.

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Mental Practice.


Mental practice is “a form of practice in which individual produce a vivid image of actually performing an activity.”

One woman once applied mental practice to help her master right-hand drive before touring India. In flight and just before falling asleep, she was herself in a car designed for right-hand drive. She drove the roads, imagining she was coming out of a one-way street, entering into complicated turns or traffic patterns. And she said the system really works!

Mental practice can be used as an aid in designing, public speaking, selling, sports, getting along better with others…virtually anything. There are records which says that doctors, lawyers, producers, actors, etc often used to do the mental practice of their jobs/tasks, which as a result during the actual practice/performance they do their job effectively and with confidence.

According to Dr. John C. Eccles and Sir Charles Sherrington, experts in brain physiology, “When you learn anything, a pattern of neurons forming a chain is set up in your brain tissue. This chain, or electrical pattern, is your brain’s method of remembering. So since the subconscious cannot distinguish a real from an imagined experience, perfect mental practice can change or correct, imperfect electrical patterns grooved there by habitually poor playing”. Its pretty obvious that if you are poor in any area say some sports than you can improve your performance by mental practice which changes the electrical pattern. And reverse is also possible that if you have practiced something mentally, and while performing you find some improvement, the electrical patterns changes.

Mental practice is possible at Anytime, Anywhere and by Anyone. You can practice all those stuffs without actually using them so it saves the time and resources. Mental practice helps you to improve your self-confidence, by learning the things effectively and improving your performance. In the post on Mental Walls, as I said that daydreaming/relaxing can be used for mental practice. You can do it anywhere like while driving your car, in think-tanks(washrooms), in flight, before falling asleep at night, and so on, there are lot many ways in which mental practice is possible and its completely safe.

Earl Nightingale says “First learn how to do whatever you want to do properly through instruction..then mentally visualize yourself doing it properly..five minutes at a time..whenever the time presents itself. Mental practice works!” Before becoming President, Abraham Lincoln imagined what he would say and do as president of the US.

One reason mental practice so often shows a prompt improvement is that, for the first time, instead of struggling to remember many confusing “do’s and don’ts” you have a complete pattern for performing. Unfortunately, however, unless you continue visualizing, you’ll lose this ideal pattern and revert old, self-defeating ways. Five minutes now can make a difference. Try it!

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