Daily Nugget of Gold 699
Make Brainstorming Fun
“What do you really want? Sit down and write it out on a piece of paper. Write it in the present tense. You might begin by writing, ‘I am so happy and grateful now that…’ And then explain how you want your life to be- in every area.” – Bob Proctor
Oddly enough, most people look at this task that Mister Proctor described as work! Like this is something difficult to do, or something they’d rather not bother with because they don’t think they need to. The real motivation behind avoiding this life-changing step is it doesn’t sound like it would be fun. Most people have convinced themselves that anything involving any amount of thinking is hard work.
“Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.” – Thomas Edison
Edison was a very astute individual. He really understood that most people have avoided any real thinking like the plague. Yet, creative, imaginative thinking is an essential key that helps to unlock the door to obtaining what we want. Why else would people want to find anything to do, anything at all? This is the very foundation of the entertainment industry, they’re here to help us avoid it.
In order to bring yourself to think, perhaps you might want to change how you think about thinking! If you could link up fun to thinking in your mind, wouldn’t you be far more likely to engage in it? Wouldn’t you also be giving yourself a much better chance of seeing the opportunities that are disguised to most people as difficulties for the riches they contain?
How do we make thinking fun? One thing to do is to give it a better name, “brainstorming”. This is an activity you can engage in by yourself, or you can get really creative when you are doing it with at least one other, like-minded individual. With two or more people, you could not only look for serious answers but have fun thinking about the zany, off the wall, crazy ideas as well. See who can crack the other one(s) up the most. Another way would be to put on some peppy, preferably instrumental music. Set a time limit to it if you like and give yourself a generous reward afterwords for doing it, treat yourself to some indulgence and give yourself a pass from worrying about the calories just this once. Heck, you probably do that already because “birthday cake has no calories” or some other notion that celebrations don’t count. If you give yourself a pass for no real reason, then definitely do it for this! You’ll do more of anything that you receive some sort of reward for.
Remember to have some way to record every idea you come up with, either with notes jotted down or make a video or audio recording of the session. If it’s a group, have prizes for the best idea, the nuttiest idea, or the insanely different idea. Make it fun, make it rewarding in as many ways as you can “think’ of, but more than anything else, make it something you have an absolute blast doing. We guarantee if you do that, you’ll do it again and again and that’s your ticket to making the creative process work for you and your friends and loved ones.
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“What can I do today to make brainstorming fun?”
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