How To Be Creative

Written by Steve Gillman

Have you ever heardrepparttar saying, "The harder I work,repparttar 139270 luckier I get?" Guess what? That'srepparttar 139271 way it is with creative inspiration too.

Don't Wait For Creative Inspiration

Graham Green,repparttar 139272 famous English writer, attributes much of his success to a simple habit: He forced himself to write at least 500 words daily, whether he felt like it or not. Creative inspiration can strike at any time, but it strikes more often when there is work instead of waiting.

Don't Expect Creativity To Come Uninvited

If you want to have creative ideas for inventions, start redesigning everything you see. Imagine a better light bulb, a faster way to serve food, or a better lamp. Do this for three weeks, and it will become a habit. It's also a good way to pass time while driving or waiting for an appointment.

If you want creative ideas for poems, take random words, use one per line, and start writing anything. We created a game (Deal-A-Poem) from this technique, and my wife has had poems published that were created in this way. Your mind will begin to find a poetic use for any word if you use this method often.

The TRUTH About What REALLY Causes Negative Thoughts

Written by Larry Bilotta

Do you feel that your negative thoughts are holding you back from being happy in life? You’re about to discover HOW you can still live HAPPILY when things don’t go your way….even if your life is filled with conflict and turmoil right now…and you can’t see a way out.

Are you a SLAVE to your circumstances? What I mean is, do you letrepparttar ups and downs of life control how you feel inside? If you do, don’t worry…you’re not alone.

Most people believe that it isrepparttar 139190 events that happen in your life that make you feel a certain way. For instance, you get a promotion…you feel good. A plane crashes…you feel bad. But what if that promotion added a significant amount of pressure to your job which made each day more stressful thanrepparttar 139191 next? And what ifrepparttar 139192 plane that crashed was an unmanned test plane built to save thousands of lives?

Despite what you may have heard, events themselves have NO MEANING. It’s true. It is notrepparttar 139193 events (the things that happen) around you that control how you feel. It’s something else entirely.

Ifrepparttar 139194 circumstances in your life are not what make you feel good or bad, then WHAT DOES?

If you’re thinking…..“my mother in-law”…bzzzzz…sorry, that’s not it either. It is NOTrepparttar 139195 people in your life ORrepparttar 139196 events that happen around you that controlrepparttar 139197 way you feel.

Instead,repparttar 139198 answer is…YOU. Only YOU haverepparttar 139199 power to control your feelings. I’ll prove it….

Imagine you’re laying in a hammock on vacation in Hawaii. It’s a beautiful day and there’s a slight breeze. It’s justrepparttar 139200 right temperature and nothing could makerepparttar 139201 day any more perfect. Then suddenly you get a call on your cell phone from your boss with news that a major corporation has just bought out your employer and hired a completely new staff…leaving you without a job!

Immediately your imagination becomes flooded with thoughts of your endless search for a job. You picture bill collectors ‘knocking at your door’ demanding last months mortgage payment andrepparttar 139202 bank coming to repossess your home! And so on, and so on…until almost instantly you start to feel nauseous.

Did you read that last part about when you start to FEEL nauseous? What’s happening in reality is you’re sitting onrepparttar 139203 beach enjoying your vacation….but what’s happening in your imagination is a series of negative images or ‘pictures’ caused by this sudden turn of events.

Now how could that be? If events around you controlrepparttar 139204 way you feel…then how could you feel so miserable when in REALITY, you’re laying in a hammock on a beautiful beach?

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