"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, June 19, 2010


A study of the major trends emerging in the world today suggests that Brains Breed Business.

Some knowledge about the brain and how it works is therefore imperative for us top make headway in our quest towards the acquisition of hands-on, practical, thinking skills. These can then be applied directly to anything, by anyone, at any age, in any profession.

Furthermore, we have to realise that there are times when conscious thought gives way to the superlogic of intuition. Our performances are often instinctive, swaying pendulum like between the extremities of unconscious intelligence and the intelligent unconscious.

We need to train ourselves in the deliberate use of our senses, so that they instinctively choreograph a dance of the intellect.

We must start looking with a fresh set of eyes at what we have come to take for granted. By "playing safe" and not venturing "out of the box" we develop ourselves with a false sense of security.

Total security is a myth, and not to be desired. The average mortal can only enjoy this illusion in prison or in a grave.

The word risk comes from the early Italian risicare, which means "to dare".

We must dare to step over the edge for only then will we experience the thrill of flight.

As a slogan on a T-shirt states:

"If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much room".

We should ask ourselves:

How much we think in order to be relevant to the rhythms of change?

This solution rests with our extraordinary creative potential. Combined with the serenade of memories, our thoughts move like a ticker tape across the screen of consciousness. The new combination of existing realities gives birth to the creations of life.

[Excerpted from 'Brain Symphony: Brain-blazing Practical Techniques in Creativity for Immediate Application', by Dilip Mukerjea.]

Say Keng's personal comments:

Here's my quick summary of takeaways from the foregoing:

1) Understand your brain;

2) Trust your instincts;

3) Use all your senses;

4) Look with fresh eyes;

5) Take risks;

6) Get out of your comfort zone;

7) All business starts with an idea; ideas come from your brain ~ so, back to Square 1 to repeat!

To put all in one simple sentence, CHANGE YOUR IDEAS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE! (Your Life is Your Business!)

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