In the furious determination of an aspirant’s pursuit is an option available to all. That option is to study and ultimately apply mental technology. Methods that, when followed whole heartedly, produce like results to those who demonstrate them. Strategy, as a practical application, is a technology of the mind. Three step processes, whether they work with more or less strategy, are also technologies when used as practical applications.
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” – Bob Samples on Albert Einstein
Technology’s etymology has technology stemming as a discourse or treatise on an art or the arts. The arts are where we let our abstracts come out to play. We’d engage with our intuition more than our analytical mind. Technology as a stem from the arts would lead to orderly thinking. Storytelling might be considered a technology from the etymology of technology, through ‘treatise’. It would appear that systems thinking is technology, and that technology is a conversation of the arts. Following this line of thinking, industries like game development that combine the arts would repeat the circle that technology is indeed based off of. Is the action of discussion between art and technology experimentation?
As part of an aspirant’s toolbox, these are assets for the aspirant in you. Principled approaches that might just be universal. And if they’re not, they’ll still have their role in the matrix they’re part of. Here’s one on faith:
“When you believe, your mind finds ways to do.” … “The mind will create a way if you let it.” – David Schwartz, The Magic of Thinking BIG
Take your current goal and 10x the measure. If you don’t have an appropriate one or a measure, take your monthly income and 10x that. Then ask, “What can I do, now that I believe I can do this?”
Set what seems like an impossible goal that’s worthy of you and set out to achieve it.
Play with historical technology.