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We live in a time when we have more possessions, more opportunity and more alternatives than ever before. Just a few decades a go, people would have been awestruck by the prosperity that we have. Despite all this, people seem more stress out and unhappier than ever.
There really is no reason for people to be so discontent. For the most part, we get our basic needs covered and have steadily gained more freedom to express ourselves in our work and leisure time. If anything, we should be happier than ever.
In Norway we have a saying that goes “Excess wants more”. It basically means that when we have a lot, we tend to want even more. Instead of cherishing what we have, we constantly push for more. It is stressful and makes us unhappy. It’s time to do something about it.
There is a magic bullet that can help you instantly break out of this kind of mindset: gratitude. Every single one of us have countless reasons to be grateful. Most of the time we don’t think about these things, instead we focus on the things we wish were different, what we want to have more of, thing we want to improve.
There is nothing wrong with trying to better oneself or ones lot in life. There is however something wrong with being so obsessed with everything that can be better that we lose sight of all the things we have that are great.
The best way I know to stay in touch with all my blessings is to start the day off with a gratitude session. I usually do this on my way to work. It simply go through all the things in my life that I am grateful for and make sure I feel truly grateful for them. A simple exercise like this makes it virtually impossible to get a bad start to the day. Instead of starting the day off angry about not getting to sleep longer, or how terrible traffic is or the latest upsetting morning news, I start my day of in a great mood feeling grateful for the many blessings in my life.
The best part of starting the day of this way is that over time you condition your mind to always seek out things you are grateful for. When you feel yourself starting to be negative and feel down about something or someone make it a point to switch your thinking to something you are grateful for. You will find that focusing on the things you already have will make you a lot happier than thinking about all that you don’t have.
Innovation is a talent that everybody has. Some find it easier to express their innovative side than others but that doesnt mean you dont possess the skill. Just like riding a bike, learning how to drive and shaving it takes a bit of time and practice to achieve your potential. It just takes time, practice and determination. In this article discover a few tips on how you can unlock your potential with these 5 self Improvement solutions and bring out your innovative side.
1. Dont listen to what others say.
If you have an idea, dont let other peoples input ruin your idea. If they dont like your idea then they can deal with it. You need to learn to do things for yourself. Do you think that Einstein and other great geniuses went on to listen to their friends about their ideas? I dont think so.
Exercising relaxes your body by sending endorphins through your body. During exercise many people get a rush of creativity since they are so relaxed. Try it, run for a mile or two and see what happens.
3. Find your own style
Everyone is unique and style is also unique in people too. A poet can be told from another one just because of the words he uses or a painter because of the brush he used. If you can find yourself a unique style that works for you people will learn what a valuable asset you are because no one would have the same talent as you.
4. Dont hide yourself behind fancy equipment
Just because you have the most expensive high tech equipment doesnt make you the best. Yes it does give you an advantage but it is only a small one. Take this for example, do you think a photographer with the newest camera on the market that really doesnt understand photography at all is really going to make it bigger than a photographer who knows how to take pictures using a disposable camera. No! The same goes with writing, if you have an expensive laptop what use is it to you if you cant write. Make sure that you are good with your skill, just because you have fancy equipment doesnt mean youre the best!
5. Add some passion
Passion is that extra bit of effort that will take you to the next level. People with talent can do a good job but someone with passion will work hard. Do you think that that job position will fall into your lap just because you are the most talented? Maybe, but others will be determined to get that position and that could make them virtually impossible.
These are just 5 of the many things that can unlock your innovation and hopefully you will take these into consideration to bring out your innovation and let everything snowball from there.