Monday, 18 July 2016

Top Ten Mind Stimulants/Sources of Inspiration

Today, I am going to be talking about the top ten ways in which you can stimulate your mind and be more inspired to do whatever you do; whether you are a creative person or you do physical work. That is, ways you can gain inspiration to do a better job. These are ways in which you can boost the human mind/brain to do a faster job, or a more quality job.

According to Napoleon Hill, in his book, Think and Grow Rich, below are the ten mind stimuli every human being can work with. Please note that not all of them are good ways, but they are what they are, mind stimulants.

1.  Fear
Although negative, fear speeds up the human mind and makes the person experiencing the fear think faster and in a more heightened state. Think of how calculative cheats become when plotting ways in which they could cheat on their partners without getting caught. Or, think of how calculative a rich man (who has once tasted poverty) would be with his money, because of the fear of being broke again. Fear of an eminent attack will also speed up any man's mind in coming up with the best way to defend himself.

2.  Auto-Suggestion
Auto-Suggestion is when you suggest something to you mind by repeating the thing over and over again. For example, if you say this out loud many times every day- 'I am a very successful man'- you mind might not take it as a truth at first (that is if you aren't already successful), but after hearing it over and over, it will sink into your subconscious mind, and then your mind will be stimulated to find the best way to make you a success at whatever you do.

3.  Music
Some painters listen to music while they work. Some people listen to music to help them get out of a bad mood. Some use certain type of music to set the tone for a particular event. Some play music while engaged in manual labor. In all this cases, music acts as a stimulant of the mind.

4.  Love
Love is a beautiful thing. It can make you do and undo a lot of things. And this is because it stimulates your mind. When you really LOVE what you do, you won't necessarily need monetary incentives to produce your best work, because the love you have for the work would naturally give your brain a boost.

5.  Narcotics and Alcohol 
Some of the greatest songs, poems, and screenplays in history have been written and composed by people under the influence of alcohol or some form of narcotic. As I said earlier, this is not a moral lesson, this is just stating things as they are. The truth is that a lot of creative people gain inspiration to write/sing//create by indulging in one recreational drug or form of liquor or the other. Not all though. Tuface, Fela, Bob Marley, Ernest Hemingway, Stephen King, Johnny Depp, Marilyn Monroe, Robert Downey Jr...These are famous creative people in different fields who were or have been inspired to create their best works under the influence of alcohol or a recreational drug.

6.  A Burning Desire for FAME, POWER, or financial gain- MONEY
Yea, a lot of musicians also stimulate their minds to create with a burning desire for fame, power, and money. I know you can guess some musicians that fall into this category. Also, unfortunately, some shady men called 419 or Yahoo Boys in Nigeria also fall into this category. They want money so badly, it stimulates their mind and helps them come up with creative ways to swindle people out of their hard earned money.

7.  Mutual Suffering, Such as that Experienced by People Who are Persecuted
Blacks being killed indiscriminately by white police men in America. Blacks during slavery. Black South Africans during times of Apartheid. Jews during the Holocaust. The survival tactics all these people used during those times (and are still using) comes from the stimulation of the mind because of their mutual suffering.

8.  A Mastermind Alliance
Yep! None of us is as intelligent as all of us. You can stimulate your mind to a high degree by associating and having meetings with a small select group of people that share same ideas as you. When you discuss ideas in a focused way, each individual is bound to gain a level of inspirational he might not have gained if he was brainstorming alone.

9.  The Desire of Sex Expression
The desire for sex is the strongest desire in a man. If channeled elsewhere, it would give the brain of the individual a boost like no other.

10. Friendship Between Either Those of Same Sex, or Those of the Opposite Sex
A lot of creative writers (or just generally creative people) get inspiration from their muse. The muse, most times is a woman whom the author shares a certain level of friendship with.

So, there you have it. Pick from these ten, how you want to stimulate your mind.

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