Five Card Story: Brainstorming and it's powers of manifestation

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How often have you used brainstorming to solve a problem? Chances are, you've used it at least once, at work with your coworkers or in school group projects to digest an assignment. Even if you didn't realize it brainstorming is something we naturally do. For decades, people have used brainstorming to generate ideas and to come up with creative solutions to problems. However, you need to use brainstorming correctly to be fully effective.

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So what is brainstorming? brainstorming is the ability to combine a relaxed, informal approach to problem-solving with lateral thinking. It encourages people to come up with thoughts and ideas that can, at first, seem a bit crazy or surreal. Some of these ideas can be crafted into original, creative solutions to a problem, while others can spark even more ideas. This helps to get people unstuck by "jolting" them out of their normal ways of thinking. Therefore, during brainstorming sessions, people should avoid criticizing or rewarding ideas. You're trying to open up possibilities and break down incorrect assumptions about the problem's limits. Judgment and analysis at this stage stunt ideas and limit creativity. Next time you need to clear your mind and come up with solutions, first slow down and take your time with your thoughts.

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Many great ideas have come to people when they least expect it, could happen while you're sleeping, watching nature or even when driving to work and getting stuck in traffic. Never doubt your ability to work out and detangle ideas or problem when your mind is just running from thought to thought.

pic 4: While others might argue that brainstorming actually produces fewer ideas and the ideas tend to be of lower quality, this is simply not true. Humans are social creatures who thrive more when working and living in harmony with each others. Conventional group problem solving can often be undermined by unhelpful group behavior and while it's important to start with a structured, analytical process when solving problems, this can lead a group to develop limited and unimaginative ideas. By contrast, brainstorming provides a free and open environment that encourages everyone to participate. Quirky ideas are welcomed and built upon, and all participants are encouraged to contribute fully, helping them develop a rich array of creative solutions. Therefore burn the books and the papers that tell you otherwise because they are not helpful and only limit and censor your limitless ways of looking at ideas and problems with your piers.

pic 5: The law of gestation states that everything takes time to manifest. All things have a beginning and grow into form as more energy is added to it, Thoughts are like seeds being planted and which bloom like flowers. The more energy you give to those thoughts eventually they'll bloom into our physical experience. That means the more people focusing their intentions on an idea or problem, the quicker something will come out of that.

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