"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Saturday, March 7, 2009


Pair up with a friend and stand facing him with your arm extended to the side. Make it firm so that it is not easily moved. Tell him to visualise a spot behind him.

Whilst concentrating on this spot, he is to walk briskly towards your arm. His body moves ahead, whilst his mind stays behind.

Repeat this exercise with the same person, with one variation. This time, tell him to visualise a spot just beyond your arm.

Whilst concentrating on this spot, he is to now move towards your arm. His body and mind have been moving ahead. Note any difference?

You will notice that there is much more power when the body and the mind move ahead, at the same time, in the same direction.

The change in performance happens not from what he does, but from the way the mind affects what he does. This is true for everyone.

Knowing this secret, apply it to whatever you wish to achieve in life! Think ahead to move ahead!"

Forward March! Mind Ahead!

[Excerpted from the 'Thinkerbelles' edition of the InGenius subscription series of bookazines fro parents & kids by Dilip Mukerjea. All the images in this post are the intellectual property of Dilip Mukerjea.]

Say Keng's personal comments:

Most of us go through our daily lives with a lot of thoughts in our minds.

According to Dr Deepak Chopra, we think about 60,000 to 80,000 thoughts on a daily basis (as shown on his corporate website, 'The Chopra Centre').

Isn't that amazing? Most astonishing is that about 95% of these thoughts are previous thoughts, again from Dr Chopra.

I have read that many psychologists believe that as much as 80% of our thoughts are of the negative category.

The problem is that our minds always follow the direction of our current dominant thoughts.

Therefore, to create a better fit between us & the world, it is imperative that we think of empowering thoughts, & more precisely, future-oriented thoughts.

That's to say, we should focus & concentrate on those thoughts that can propel us forward to attain the dreams we so ardently desire.

In fact, I reckon change strategist/futurist Joel Arthur Barker, who wrote 'Future Edge', puts it very beautifully:

"It is the future where our greatest leverage is. We can't change the past, although, if we are smart, we learn from it. Things happen in only one place - the present, & usually we react to those events. The 'space' of time in the present is too slim to allow for much more. It is in the yet-to-be the future, & only there, where we have the time to prepare for the present."

[I recommend reading my earlier post, entitled 'Games People Play in their Heads', in the 'Optimum Performance Technologies' weblog.]

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