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Nobody Is Right All the time

Posted by psydetect on February 15, 2007

Realize that it is not required that a man be  100% right at all times. No baseball batter has ever had a 1000 average. if he is right three times out of ten he is considered good. The great Babe Ruth, who holds the record for the most home runs, also holds the record for the most strike-outs. It is in the nature of things that we progress by acting, making mistakes, and correcting course. A guided Torpedo literally arrives at its target by making a series of mistakes and continually correcting its course. You cannot correct your course if you are standing still. You cannot change of correct “nothing.” You must consider the known facts in a situation, imagine possible consequences of various courses of action, choose one that seems to offer the best solution- and bet on it. You can correct course as you go.

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Another help in overcoming uncertainty is to realize the role that self-esteem, and the protection of self-esteem, play in indecisiveness. Many people are indecisive because they fear loss of self-esteem if they are proved wrong. Use self-esteem of yourself, instead of against yourself, by convincing yourself of this truth: Big men and big personalities make mistakes and admit them. It is the little man who is afraid to admit he has been wrong.

“No man ever became great of good except through many and great mistakes,” said Gladstone. “I have learned more from my mistakes than my successes,”said Sir Humprey Davy. “We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success; we often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never mad a discovery.”-Samuel Smiles. “Mr. Edison worked endlessly on a problem, using the method of elimination. If a person asked proved unavailing, he would say, ‘No, I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another stepward,’ ” _Mr. Thomas A. Edison.

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5 Ways of How to Use 30mins. to have Mental Pictures to Relax

Posted by psydetect on February 12, 2007

1. Seat yourself comfortably in an easy chair or lie down on your back. Consciously “let go” the various musles groups as much as possible without making too much of an effort of it. Just consciously pay attention to the various parts of your body and let go a little. You will find that you can always voluntarily relax to a certain degree. You can stop frowning and let your forehead relax. You can ease up a little on the tension in your jaws. You can let your hands, your arms, your shoulders, legs, become a little more relaxed than they are. Spend about five minutes on this and then stop paying any attention to your muscles. This is as far as you are going to try to go by conscious control. From here on out you will relax more and more by using your creative mechanism to automatically bring about a relaxed condition. In short, you are going to use “goal pictures,” held in imagination and let your automatic mechanism realized those goals for you.

2. In you mind’s eye see yourself lying stretched out upon the bed. Form a picture of your legs as they would look if made of concrete. See yourself lying there with two very heavy concrete legs. See these very heavy concrete legs sinking far down into the mattress from their sheer weight. Now picture your arms and hands as made of concrete. They also are very heavy and are shinking down into the bed and exerting tremendous pressure against the bed. In your mind’s eye see a friend come into the room and attempt to lift your heavy concrete legs. He takes hold of your feet and attempts to lift them. But they are too heavy for him. He cannot do it. Repeat with arms, neck, etc.

3. Your body is a big marionette doll. Your hands are tied loosely to your wrist by strings. Your forearm is connected loosely by a string to you upper arm. Your upper are is connected very loosely  by a string to your shoulder. Your feet, calves, thighs, are also connected together with a single string. Your neck consists of one very limp string The stings which and stretched to such an extent that your chin has dropped down loosely against your chest. All the various strings which connect the barious parts of your body are loose and limp and your body is just sprawled loosely across the bed.

4. Your body consist of a series of inflated rubber balloons. Two valves open in your feet, and the air begins to escape from your legs. Your legs begin to collapse and continue until they consist only of deflated rubber tubes, lying flat against the bed. Next a valve is opened in your chest and as the air begins to escape, your entire trunk begins to collapse limply against the bed. Continue with arms, head, and neck.

5. Many people will find this the most relaxing of all. Just go back in memory to some relaxing and pleasant scene from your past. There is always some time in every one’s life when he felt relaxed, at ease, and at peace with the world. Pick out your own relaxing picture from your past and call up detailed memory images. Yours may be a peaceful scene at a mountain lake where you went fishing. If so, pay particular attention to the little incidental things in the environment. Remember the quiet ripples on the water. What sounds were present? Did you hear the quiet rustling of the leaves? Maybe you remember sitting perfectly relaxed, and somewhat drowsy before an open fireplace long ago. Did the logs crackle and spark? what other sights and sounds were present? Maybe you choose to remember relaxing in the sun on a beach. How did the sand feel against your body, almost as physical thing? Was there a breeze blowing? Were there gulls on the beach? The more of these incidental details you can remember and picture to yourself, the more successful you will be.

Daily practice will bring these mental pictures, or memories, clearer and clearer. the effect of learning will also be cumulative. Practice will strengthen the tie-in between mental image and physical sensation. You will become more and more proficient in relaxation, and this in itself will be “remembered” in future practice sessions.

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The Secret of Creative Thinking and Creative Doing

Posted by psydetect on February 9, 2007

Proof of the fact that what we have been saying is true can be seen in the experiment of writers,  inventors and other creative workers. Invariably, they tell us that creative ideas are not consciously thought out by forebrain thinking, but come automatically, spotaneously, and somewhat like a bolt out of the blue, when the conscious mind has let of the problem and is engaged in thinking of something else. These creative ideas do not come willy-nilly without some preliminary consciousnes thought about the problem. All the evidence point to the conclusion that in order to receive an “inspiration” or a “hunch,” the person must think about it consciously, gather all the information he can on the subject, consider all the possible courses of action, And above all, he must have a burning desire to solve the problem. But, after he has defined the problem. But after he has defined the problem, sees in his imagination the desired end result, secured all the information and facts that he can, then additional struggling, fretting and worrying over it does not help, but seems to hinder the solution.

Ferh, the famous French scientist, said that practically all his good ideas came to him when not actively engage in work on a problem and that most of the discoveries of his contemporaries were made when they were away from their work bench, so to speak.

It is well known that when Thomas A. Edison was stymied by a problem, he would lie down and take a short nap. Charles Darwin, telling how an intuitional flash came to him suddenly, after months of conscious thinking had failed to give him the ideas he needed for The Origin Species, wrote, “I can remember the very spot in the road, whilst in my carriage, when to my joy the solution occurred to me.”

Lenox Riley Lorh, former president of the National Broadcasting Company, once wrote an article telling how ideas which had helped him in business, came to him. “Ideas, I find, come most readily when you are doing something that keeps the mind alert without putting too much strain upon it. Shaving, driving car, sawing a plank, or fishing or hunting, for instance. Or engaging with some friend in stimulating conversation. Some of my best ideas came from information picked up casually and entirely unrelated to my work.” (Anyone Can Be an Idea Man,” the American Magazine, March, 1940.)

C. G. Suits the Chief of Research at General Electric, said that nearly all the discoveries in research labaratories came as hunches during a period of relaxation, following a period of intensive thinking and fact-gathering.

Bertrand Russel said, ” I have found, for example, that, if I have to write upon some rather difficult topic, the best plan is to think about it with very great intensity- the greatest intensity of which I am capable- for a few hours or days, and at the end of that time gives orders, so to speak, that the work is proceed underground. After some months I return consciously to the topic and find that the work has been done. Before I had discovered this technique, I used to spend the interventing months worrying because I was making no progress ; I arrived at the solution none the sooner for his worry, and the intervening months were wasted, whereas now I can devote them to other pursuits,” ( Bertrand Russel, The Conquest of Happiness, New York, Liveright Publishing Corporation.)

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We becomes slaves of “What Others Think” Creates inhibitions

Posted by psydetect on February 8, 2007

 I remember when I was first left home 10yrs ago I was painfully self -conscious, especially when eating in the dining room of a “ritzy” or in a high class hotel in Las Vegas. As I walked through the dining room I felt that every eye was upon me, judging me, critizing me or i feel that they are discriminating me(in which some peoples do it frequently, and most especially for those who live in a dream land). I was painfully conscious of every movement i make, motion, and act the way i walked, the way i sat down, my table manners and the way I ate my food. And all these actions seemed stiff and awkward. I asked my self : Why I am so ill at ease?  untill I realize the word “stop” and have a break to my over self-conscious act.

When you become too consciously about “what others think”; when you become too careful to consciously try to please other people; when you become too sensitive to the real or fancied disapproval of other people- then you have excessive negative feedback, inhibition and poor performance.

Whenever you constantly and consciously monitor your every act, word, or manner, again you become inhibited and self-conscious. You become too carefull to make a good impression, and in so doing choke off, restrain inhibit you creative self and end up making a rather poor impression.

You are also “unconsciously” becomes a slaves in some degree if we are so very inhibited and self-conscious. You’re become a prisoner to other people’s perceptions of you. You’re incarcerated by your need for other people’s acceptance. And you’re in prison and you don’t even know it. Being a slave don’t have choices to act freely in a very sponteneous ways, the fact is if you are too consciously aware you are also creating a string attach or a handcuff that makes you being a slave in your own way.

“The way to make good impression on other people is: Never act, or fail to act purely for consciously contrieved effect. Never “wonder” consciously what the other person is thinking of you, how he is judging you.”- Maxwell Maltz M.D  F.I.C.S.

The late Dr. Albert Edward Wiggam, famous educator, psychologist and lecturer, said that in his early years he was so painfully self-conscious he found it all but impossible to recite in school. He avoided other people, and could not talk to them without hanging his head. He constantly fought his self-consciousness and tried hard to overcome it, all to no avail. Then one day he got a new idea. His trouble was not “self-consciousness” at all. It was really excessive “others consciousness.” He was too painfully sensitive to what others might think of everthing he said or did, every move he made. This tied him up in knots -he could not think clearly , and he could think of nothing to say. He did not feel this way when alone with himself. When alone, he was perfectly calm and relaxed, at ease, poised, and he could think of lots of intrersting ideas and things to say. And he was perfectly aware of and at home with his self.

Then he stopped fighting and trying to conquer his “self-consciousness,” and instead concentrated on developing more self- consciousness: feeling, acting, behaving, thinking as he did when he was alone, without any regard to how some other person might feel about or judge him. This total disregard for the opinion and judgement of other people did not result in his becoming callous, arrogant, or entirely insensitive to others. There is no danger of entirely eradicating negative feedback, no matter how hard you may try. But this effort in the opposite direction did tone down his overly sensitive feedback mechanism. He got along better with other people, and went on to make his living counselling people and making public speeches to large groups, “without the slightest defree of self- consciousness.”

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