All of us have our vices. Some of us like to eat that bag of donuts right after a workout while others stay up late watching reruns of TV shows.
Not a single one of us is perfectly efficient one hundred percent of the time, and we shouldn’t be either. It is useful though to get rid of some of those activities or habits that tend to hamstring us when we want to get better at something.
Here at 10 of those actions that keep us from reaching our learning potential.
I’m going to be honest here for a moment. I despise seeing all these motivational images online anymore. Every time I see some random person posting a motivational picture, whether it be Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or in an online forum, I just cringe. It hurts me to have to look at these things.
Sure, there are some cool pictures out there that make you want to jump out of your seat and take on the world, but the market is flooded, so to speak, and the relative value of each item has dwindled.
Maybe it’s just that they are everywhere. People are looking for motivation to do just about anything from making money to lose weight. The current trend is to be great at all sorts of things, so these pictures speak to that desire.
Being motivated is important, don’t get me wrong, but I’m going to talk about how we do it all wrong.
The wild and wacky world of the mind is getting peeled apart, layer by layer, by neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology, and philosophy. The ability to be aware of ourselves and the world we live in is one of the most interesting and most important areas of the mind currently being focused on.
What it means to be conscious individuals matters greatly. Awareness is, as I’ve argued, one of the foundations holding up moral character and responsibility. It is of utmost importance we cut our way through the jungle that is the study of mind and get to the good treasure.
One of the treasures of consciousness is its ability to be improved as a skill, and here’s how it works.
Goals are a hot topic. From athletes to business-folk, talk about goals is a main focus. Much ado is made about setting them and going after. We hear over and over about how the best are always goal-setters, and we should be too if we hope to achieve great things.
Really, though, why do we and why should we care about goals?
Creativity is a skill sought after by just about everyone. Whatever your discipline, job, career, endeavors, etc. You not only need it to further enhance your success, you want it, you crave it.
And why shouldn’t you? All of our favorite characters from stories show at least a hint of creativity and imagination whether it be their perspective on the world, the way they solve difficult problems, or their everyday dealings with other people.
Here is the simple (but not easy) two step method to increase your imagination.