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https://loopvids.s3.amazonaws.com/Mar03Post.mp4 A lot of inventions have come in dreams. The guy who figured out the structure of Benzene had a dream of a snake eating his tail. The guy who invented the sewing machine had a dream of being chased in a jungle with the natives throwing spears with holes in the tips. A common, and very useful piece of advice is to think of a problem while falling asleep. Not in terms of, "poor me, this problem is going to kill me." But in terms of, "I wonder how I can solve this..." Somehow, while sleeping, your subconscious will come up with a solution. Being a creative thinker is a very positive skill to have. Being a problem solver is a very lucrative skill to have. Most people are content to go along with the flow. Plenty of experiments indicate 70% of us are content to let others do our thinking for us. The Milgram experiment showed 70% of people who shock an innocent percent only upon the word of an authority figure. The Asch conformity test showed that 70% of people will go along with the crowd even when they know the crowd is wrong. Whenever a problem pops up and needs to be solved, most people look around for somebody ELSE to solve it. This is normal, this is natural, this is instinctive. This is how humans survived for millions of years, even before we were humans. We are self-organizing, hierarchical primates. But guess what? There's not a lot of money in following the crowd. You won't get a lot of action by staying safely in the middle of the pack. On the other hand, if you are a known problem solver, people will defer to you when something bad goes down. If you are known as a creative thinker, you'll be the one they turn to when they need solutions. How can you build your creative muscle? How can you build your problem solving muscle? By practicing the structure of thought. Most people see a problem, and the best they can do, when thinking of a solution is somehow making the problem vanish. Or thinking in pure opposite terms of the problem. This is very linear, and very basic. They see A causing B, and they see that B is bad. Their only solution is to GET RID of A, whatever A is. Luckily there are plenty of other ways to tackle this. By doing drills that build in different thinking and speaking patterns. The more you do, the more creative you'll become. The more creative you become, the more you'll be the person others defer to. Learn How: https://mindpersuasion.com/tongue-fu/
Meaning is very flexible. At least some of the time. If you're taking a test in school, then there is only one correct answer. But most of the time, there is no "correct" answer. Sure, some "answers" are better than others. The "answers" depend on what you want. For example, if you wanted to convince somebody to tell you what time it was, there are "useful" ways and "not so useful" ways. Meaning some techniques would be much more likely to get the time AND a positive response. Other techniques would be less likely. For example, if you asked somebody politely, they would tell you. If you tried to telepathically convince them, it probably wouldn't work. Does this mean one way is "right" and another way is "wrong?" You could say that one way "works" and another "doesn't work." We get into trouble when we don't have a clear idea of what we want. Society is filled with "rules" about what we "should" and "shouldn't" do. The idea of what we "should" do follows us around a lot. For example, if you went out to eat with some friends, and decided to order dessert first, and then eat an entree later, your friends might look at you weird. Somebody might even go so far as to say, "Hey, you're SUPPOSED to eat your dessert last!" But is that really true? The actual "truth" is that we have MUCH MORE flexibility with how we live our lives than most people realize. Especially with how we think about things. Nobody will ever be inside your head except for you. But plenty of people will do their very best to influence HOW and WHAT you think. Consider your thinking, especially HOW you do it, to be your secret weapon. If you try something and fail, for example, a lot of people will feel BETTER if you feel bad about it. Tons of people would love to try something new, but are terrified. So when you try something new, they are HOPING you fail, and they are HOPING you feel bad. That way, you'll go back to "normal" and be like them. But you aren't going to achieve greatness if you spend your time NOT doing things so OTHER PEOPLE won't feel bad. Screw that! One of the best things you can do is to slowly change how you think. About yourself, about the world, and about WHAT you can do. The more creatively you can think about these things, the more creatively you can live. Learn More: http://mindpersuasion.com/nlp/