CREATIVE MENTAL TRAINING

How to combine creativity, the power of the mind and consistent practice and training into a technique for success.

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(Little Finger) – The Magic of Visualization

On the three parts of the pinkie finger we have C-M-T: Creative Mental Training. We have already discussed the importance of the mind and mental focus. This section is designed to bring awareness to the concept of training mentally.

It is equally as important (if not more important) than your physical efforts. Being aware is just not enough. You need to develop these skills, and CMT is the training gym for the mind. Everything you learned so far is in preparation for Creative Mental Training. Without CMT, you are relying on short-lived motivation and willpower-based energy. CMT will not only be the tool for sculpting a positive self-image, but also improving any area of life you decide to focus on. To do so, you need to make use of the most powerful part of your brain: your creativity.

Creativity allows for Inventiveness

Why is being creative important? With creativity, we can formulate our future, solve problems, and improve on our self-image. The way to succeed in life is to think and act creatively. When faced empty-handed against a knife wielding assailant, it takes creativity to find a solution to defend ourselves. For example, you could use a trash can lid as a shield and a beer bottle as a weapon. Maybe you can use your jacket to protect your hands or your belt to keep the attacker at bay. One of the reasons people learn so fast in my system of Martial Science is that I allow students to be inventive.

Creativity creates life; without it, every day would be the same and we certainly wouldn’t have the abundance of choices that are available to us today. Feel like renting a movie? Well, you can choose from the following list of options:

Drama

Comedy

Action

Adventure

Horror

Romance

Science Fiction

Fantasy

Animation

That’s variety. Your creative mastery is being in charge of how you create each of your days. How do you want your day to be? Do you want it to be a soap opera, full of laughter, a day of action, a new experience, filled with fear, or a quest for love? With the creative powers of the mind, you can change your feelings in the moment and the experiences you get in life. Remember, although you might have a negative memory haunting your mind, you have the power to disable any control by simply changing the picture of that experience you have stored in your brain.

Let’s think for a moment about the following list of words:

Creativity

Thinking

Originality

Innovation

Imagination

Uniqueness

Ingenuity

Inventiveness

Thoughts

Freshness

Inspiration

Improvement

Mind’s eye

Cleverness

Resourcefulness

View

Vision

Cunning

Muse

Idea

Insight

Ponder

Intelligence

Wit

Outlook

Reflection

Planning

Insight

Contemplate

Do you feel you could put more of these words to use? Do you already make regular use of some of them? Which ones could you use more often to improve your life? CMT can be broken down into the following three areas:

CREATIVE – positive focus

MENTAL – how we communicate with brain

TRAINING – the way

About the Author RICK TEW

I will do the splits for you too. I provide edutainment events that help you to be a Ninja in what you do. I offer Martial Arts Therapy Retreats on Samui Island in Thailand. My unique Winjitsu Mind-Body system of coaching inspires you to BE more fulfilled and to DO more to KickStart your ideas.

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