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Divergent Thinking is the mental muscle that is thought to underly creativity. It involves generating multiple solutions or possibilities based on a single data point or idea.
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Deep work means performing professional activities in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capacities to their limit.
In order to truly improve your ability to focus, you must work at a high enough level that your attentional abilities are genuinely chal...
Positive visualization exercises are undoubtedly powerful (they solidify and clarify your mental representations of your desired skill, to keep you on track), but there may also be a place for Negative Visualization - visualizing potential obstacles or setback that might arise during a perform...
It involves the ability to recognize unexpected situations, quickly consider various possible responses, and decide on the best one.
It means performing well at the highest levels, by having the ability not only to think well but to think flexibly and quickly.
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During WWII, the U.S. military realized that if fighter pilots didn't get sleep, their poor decisions had dire consequences. Their mishaps included errors that resulted in their being shot down--or shooting down guys on their own side.
Helping combat pilots get good rest fast became a prior...
Most people see "pressure situations" as threatening, and that makes them perform even less well.
But, "when you see the pressure as a challenge, you are stimulated to give the attention and energy needed to make your best effort."
You don't know when death will come, so live with urgency to usher your ideas and dreams into reality.
Get clear on precisely what you want, then move past any doubts or fears through massive, urgent action.
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