To be clear, average has always been overrated. It was overrated a hundred years ago, and it sure is overrated today. Brilliance can be habit forming. Ever notice that it’s the same people that seem to accomplish great things time and again? Early on I just assumed that these people were just plain lucky. I often wondered why I couldn’t be so lucky.
You remember the phrase, ‘the harder I work, the luckier I get’ – well it should have been ‘the more absurd I think, the luckier I get’.
There’s a reason why some people achieve so much, and yet so many others fail to move their agenda beyond average. It’s not determination or even perseverance that propels them forward. It’s knowing that the unimaginable is imaginable. That boundaries are meant to be broken. And questions are meant to be asked, although they may not always be answered. Ask yourself these questions:
When is taking a risk an option worth considering?
When does the absurd become valid?
How do you Make the Leap into the unknown?
Knowing when to push an idea forward or trash it altogether is the sign of a winner. Half-baked ideas can never achieve greatness. Remember you must not subscribe to the ‘getting out of the box’ theory – this is only a random state of mind. If you have the hope and desire to arrive at the brink – keep NO boxes in your life. No limitations. There is a method to a Brink Thinking lifestyle, here are 8 keys to a new and absurd way of thinking:
- Take one hour out of your day to expand your thoughts, stretch your mind and dream
- Review every angle and possibility to your current situation, don’t limit, just explore
- Form a group of interested parties to collaborate on a specific idea
- Take one day a month and change the environment around you
- Establish no milestones in the incubator stage – timelines can prohibit success early on
- Question everything, and then question it again, and again
- Start with the desired outcome in mind and then work backwards
- Has it been done before? Why do it again? What makes your path different?
You’ll know you’re at the absurd stage when you continue to push forward against all odds – your instincts will make you question, are you doing the right thing? Yet your commitment to the task at hand is unshakeable. Sounds strange, but it’s really not, it means you are on the brink!
I encourage you today to take that first leap into Brink Thinking territory, and remove those boxes from your thoughts. Brink Thinking is habit forming, and Brink Thinkers pull out all the stops! Good luck.
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