Conny Jasper

Archive for May 2013

Brainstorming is a concentrated process of creativity. The purpose of brainstorming is to generate productive ideas and answers to problems.

Start by asking “how” and “what” questions, not “why” questions. “Why” is not the goal here. The goal is: How can I change this? What can I do to make this better? How can I accomplish that? What are the best ways to handle that?

Brainstorming is a visionary exercise in which you consider your options and all the possibilities. Write everything down and make lists. By putting your creative thinking skills into practice, you will strengthen your ability to inspire yourself and devise useful solutions.

Once you have put your plans into motion, there must be a continuous effort to maintain them. There is no stopping, although you can take some breaks along the way.

You have to keep feeding fuel to your goals. Goals are hungry creatures that require a lot of energy.

As long as you keep the momentum going, it is easier to stay in that groove. Once you have slowed down and lost your pace, it can be difficult to get the momentum going again.

Use the milestones on your journey to give you incentive. Remember that accomplishment leads to more accomplishment.

Everything happens at a certain pace. Sometimes things move slowly; sometimes things move quickly. In the modern world, we have an inclination for a fast paced momentum. However, this is not how it should be all the time.

Slow movement is not a bad thing. In fact, at times slowness can be exactly what is necessary. But it is important to know the difference between what is slow and what is sluggish.

Sluggish is not a slow pace; it is a restrained or resistant pace. Sluggishness happens when there is a perpetuation of heavy energy or a drainage of energy. It is a waste of valuable time, a lack of enthusiasm, a negative attitude, or a type of malaise.

You know sluggish when you encounter it. You can feel it. Sluggish is what holds you back and keeps you from moving forward. If you really want to get ahead, then get rid of the sluggish.

Research is not just for professors and scientists. Everyone who wants to stay on top in career and business has to do research on a regular basis.

The study of various types of information and trends is not based only on scholarly investigation. In fact, this material can be gleaned from a broad range of subject matter. Data is everywhere.

Seeking and gathering pertinent information is vital to the achievement and maintained success of your goals. Research helps you to be more knowledgeable and gives you the tools you need to make informed decisions.

A door is not a door when it: A. Does not open, or B. When it opens to something that is more trouble than it is worth.

An open door is an opportunity, a possibility for something good to happen. The main point here is that an opportunity may look promising but it is still only a possibility. You have to investigate further to see where it leads.

Just because a door has opened, this does not mean it is going to result in great and wonderful things. Your knowledge, experience, and intuition must all come together to alert you to what is happening so that you can realize whether to keep going or to back away. That is how you solve the riddle.

Everyone and everything develops and grows, and this happens within certain boundaries. It is not possible to extend anything without limits. Containment is necessary for healthy progress.

It is essential to know what your boundaries are and to do this is with yourself as well as with other people. Be aware of how much time/energy/money you can logically expend on anything or anyone. With this understanding, you can set reasonable and workable parameters that allow you to achieve and maintain a strong sense of well-being.

Your spirit is your true self, the essence of your being. It is who you are without all the layers of external interactions, expectations, and limitations.

Becoming who you really are is an evolutionary process. It takes cultivation and a clearing away of negative or unbalanced energies. It takes being responsible for yourself and your own happiness.

Inside of you is a complete soul, a whole being, who needs to be nurtured and allowed to blossom. Listen to your spirit!