Almost everybody fails because they have no goals. "Without a Vision a man perishes in the Wilderness." The reason it is so difficult for people to choose goals is because deciding on a goal requires hard work.
Thinking is hard work! Thinking is the highest faculty of the human mind. Thinking should be taught in all the schools. But schools merely tell us what to think not HOW.
When Albert Schweitzer was asked what's wrong with the world he answered : "They don't think enough."
You will never achieve more than the crowd unless you think more than the crowd.
Here is how William James used thought. He said" "When ever I want to throughly understand a subject, I ask questions about it, not of others, but of myself. Questions pry deeper than statements. They have ten times as much power to inspire thinking as statements."
Napoleon said, "I am a great friend of analysis. The questions "How and why" lead to solutions of all my difficult problems.
What ever goal is, ask yourself questions to stimulate your thinking.
For Creative Thinking take a piece of paper and write down the words, What?, Who?, When?, Where?, and Why? then fill in the answers.
Then to speed up the process, write How? Cause? Effect? Similarity? Contrast? Past? Future? Answer all these questions.
Then finish off these twelve questions with the following six statements: Write, Compare, Combine, Associate, Re-arrange, Substitute and Write. Fill in a short comment on these six statements.
These twelve questions and six statements are automatic thought simulators. They help you to concentrate on your project, to compel you to observe.
In real life some newspaper editors require their reporters to answer these questions in every article they write.
Don't be so concerned with the answers you write when you first start this exercise. You will get better with time. The questions you ask yourself are more important than the answers.
Every new idea and invention in the world was produced by combining old ideas to form new ones. There was never a new idea. As a matter of fact the Laws of Quantum Physics now tell us that everything, ideas included, that ever was, is or will be is contained in an infinite Ocean, Mind of God. The Quantum Ocean responds to man's thoughts and questions.
By asking yourself questions you are asking the Quantum Ocean, Mind of God. When you start asking yourself questions you will discover valuable information stored in your subconscious, mind (Quantum Ocean.)
When ever you want to know more about a project, a subject or just want to solve a difficult problem, or make a difficult decision, ask yourself questions. This is the easiest and fastest way to solve your problems.
Learn how to combine your thoughts. Practice writing more.
Bacon said,"Reading maketh a full man, speech a ready man, and writing an exact man.”
Many of us can only think one or two steps ahead. With paper and pen you can think into the future. Substitute the process of writing for the process of mere thinking. Start writing and tap your subconscious (Quantum Ocean). It is a vast storehouse of Power. Turn the switch on by writing.
Doing what you know you ought to do when you don't feel like it develops will power, character, and all other success traits.
Writing will tell you where your rich hidden talents are hidden. Writing will compel you from within to act whether you feel like it or not.
Written words and ideas are magnets and simulators, Writing is the only way to solve difficult problems, the only way to get new ideas.
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