How To Be Creative

Written by Steve Gillman

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Would you like to have something unique to say about any topic? Train your mind to take other perspectives. What would Ghandi say? How would a martian view this? The point isn't to ask silly questions, but to see what creative ideas are suggested by other perspectives. Do this until it's a habit, and you'll usually have something interesting to add to a conversation.

Work, and you'll have more opportunity for creative ideas. Train your mind, and you'll have more creative ability. There's your two-step guide to greater creativity.

Steve Gillman writes on many self help topics including boosting brainpower, losing weight, meditation, habits of mind, creative problem solving, learning gratitude, generating luck and anything related to self improvement. You'll find more at

The TRUTH About What REALLY Causes Negative Thoughts

Written by Larry Bilotta

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Simple. Because you let your imagination take over. Instead of thinking about reality, (the beautiful day onrepparttar beach) your mind was focused onrepparttar 139190 terrible images of what MIGHT happen when you return from your vacation. (Bill collectors, job hunting, etc.)

So what’s a better way to handlerepparttar 139191 situation? Simply change repparttar 139192 ‘picture’ in your imagination. Just think of how you’d feel if, instead of dwelling onrepparttar 139193 negative events that MIGHT happen inrepparttar 139194 future, you thought of something positive instead.

And don’t forget, these negative events haven’t even happened yet! There could be a sudden turn of events in your favor and you would’ve ruined your vacation for nothing!

So instead of instantly reacting to an event, just changerepparttar 139195 ‘picture’ in your imagination. You can do this by thinking of a good memory from your past that makes you feel warm and secure.

Now I know you may be thinking… “Yeah right, easier said than done”, but just think ofrepparttar 139196 benefit of doing this…

Let’s say you receiverepparttar 139197 bad news from your boss, and instead of letting yourself get worked up over it, you think of your most cherished memory in life….the one that instantly makes you feel good. How can you feel miserable when you’re basically ‘reliving’ this comforting moment from your past? You can’t!

You will immediately start to feel very good. That is how powerful your imagination is…if you decide to use itrepparttar 139198 RIGHT way.

Make no mistake: I’m not telling you to be completely oblivious ofrepparttar 139199 problems around you, butrepparttar 139200 bottom line is this: you can only make rational decisions when you’re thinking CLEARLY. And how do you expect to think clearly when your imagination is filled with negative ‘pictures’ that create fear and anxiety?

When your head is clear, you can then begin to devise an action plan. If you lost your job, start by ‘sprucing up’ your resume. Do you know anyone who could help you out? What are your skills? Could you get a great referral from your previous employer? These steps can only be accomplished when you’re feeling good about yourself. If you’re not, it shows through. And in this case, it would make finding a job much more difficult.

What it all boils down to is this…if you letrepparttar 139201 ups and downs of life control your thoughts and feelings, you’re destined for a very unhappy and unproductive life. But if you learn to CONTROL your negative thoughts by replacing them with more positive ones, it will be much easier to LEARN from your experiences, instead of dwelling on them.

About the Author: Larry Bilotta is the nation’s leading authority on understanding people. He’s been helping people build their self esteem and overcome their negative feelings for over 12 years! To learn how YOU can instantly eliminate painful feelings in 20 seconds, stop dwelling on your problems and START feeling better about yourself, get your FREE 7-day email course at

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