I love great ideas. So, today I’m going to give you Three ways to come up with great ideas.
Go for a walk and whilst walking focus on your breathing. Pay attention to your feet pushing into the ground. Notice the air coming in and out of your lungs. This will keep your conscious mind focused on “something else.” From time to time, make a mental image of your goal. Visualise it in the theatre of your mind. Do so for 30-60 seconds. Then let it go. If you walk and do the above for at least 40 minutes – you will come up with a great idea that can help you improve your life.
Headspace has this exact exercise in their app. Worth the download 😅
Showers are awesome! Take a shower. And take it for reasons other than, “Pheww, I stink.” Take a shower because it is the place that MOST creative people get their best ideas.
Active Visualisation. You can use it anywhere but in this case, before going to bed at night, visualise your goal – and then, just before going to sleep, pose a question to your subconscious mind, directing it to search for and retrieve a great idea whilst you are dreaming.
In each case above, you will need to make sure you immediately write down the great idea – so it isn’t “lost.” Remember, as the great Earl Nightingale once said, “Ideas are like slippery fish.” This means that you must write them down right away to prevent them from getting away.
Once you have your great idea, you’ll need to see yourself successfully completing it. Sadly, this is where most people fail. They get great ideas, then lose enthusiasm for them because they don’t back up the idea with “internal” exercise.
Don’t let that happen to you. Increase the belief you have in your idea by amplifying the emotion you have for it in the Theatre of The Mind.
Let’s put into practice one of these three ideas today and remember to have a notebook handy to write down your ‘Great Idea’s’.