We are just beginning to understand the mysterious and powerful ways in which the mind works. The wise person makes sure that they give clear, concise, instructions to their mind so that they receive trust worthy thoughts in return.
Feed your mind the big 4 questions and watch the strength of thoughts you get back.
1. What is going on or should be done
2. Why should something be done
3. When is action needed to be done
4. Where is something needed
. . .and then wait to receive the feedback thoughts. You will get:
. . .How should action be taken?
This process encourages the power of both your conscious thinking and also your unconscious wisdom. Breaking down the issue into it’s 4 input parts gives your wisdom tools time for input and guidance.
Many “new” ideas are really nothing more than a new combination of two well-known products or ideas. Nevertheless, great fortunes have been built upon such combinations when they are supported by a clever name and marketing campaign.
The man who dipped a chunk of ice cream in chocolate and called it Eskimo Pie made a fortune for the five seconds of imagination it took to create the idea.
James Webb Young outlined a definite process that we can use to tap into this process in his book A Technique for Producing Ideas:
1. Gather the appropriate information.
2. Work the information over in your mind.
3. Incubate the idea in your subconscious.
4. Recognize the “Eureka!” stage when the idea is born.
5. Shape and develop the idea for practical application.
The technique works. Give it a try the next time you’re searching for a creative solution to an old problem.