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Seizing Moments of Clarity Equals Success

You know, it’s crazy how many great ideas I get. I’m an idea guy and I am constantly having those “a-ha moments”. Very often I feel that I have come across a winning concept that I truly understand and can embrace to the point of squeezing actual bonafide results from my efforts.

But you know what… those fleeting moments may seem like GOLD and guaranteed success at the time I am thinking about or develoing the concept or idea, but I have found that regardless of how much I have scribbled on paper and/or documented in text files and such, it is almost impossible to recreate the exact MAGIC that captivated and inspired at that moment in time AFTER THE FACT.

Sure, I’ll often keep a folder of notes and I have successfully developed ideas that have been big money makers or succeses… I’m not saying it can’t be done BUT what I just realized is that when I have my moments of clarity and feel like I have not only found a winner, but truly feel I am on top of it, that “connection” is unique and a special gift that should be immediately seized and acted upon instead of being filed away for future use.

Some days I have so many of these “connections” that I could never properly develop the ideas, so I don’t have much choice other than to try and document the flavor of the experience as best I can so I might be able to reignite the spark some time in the future.

It’s hard to describe how it feels and what happens, but I suspect that many of you, if not all of you have those moments of clarity and you too have a special connection with a thought or idea. It can only be described as a stream of consciusness that seems to flow from a place that is connected in an unexplainable way.

I’ve heard Wayne Dyer talk about this. In fact, he describes the way he has written some of his more recent books and basically he puts pen to paper and the ideas flow and come out of a place he describes better than I can ever do myself.

But the point is it comes from somewhere and often can’t be properly explained.

This does happen to me a lot. Whether it is an artistic expression or a literary expression or some kind of a marketing or business idea that suddenly makes so much sense.

What I need to do is try to further develop these things while the iron is hot. But what do you do when you have so many things going on? How do you balance the needs of running an existing business with developing ideas or concepts?

Seizing the moments of clarity surely can hold the key to many great successes and achievements. I just need to start doing this more often rather than adding the idea to my cluttered stack of papers and print outs and such.

I guess it’s a good problem to have – but none the less – I needto start fnishing some of the many things I have started.

Focus on something that is inspiring thoughts and ideas and stick with it to the point of producing something solid and concrete from it. That’s what I need to do!

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Improve the Quality of Your Life

Do you want to improve the quality of your life???

Then get more memory for your computer!

OK, that may seem obvious, but let me just say that I just now opened up my notebook HP DV1000 and swapped out the 2 puny 256 MB of RAM for 2 jumbo 1 GB RAM modules. It was easy and much needed!

It’s not just a number – this makes real world difference and makes computing an annoyance to a pleasure!

So going from 512 MB to 2 GB is a pretty large leap – especially considering my laptop had matured to a crawl these days and seemed to spite me with slow behavior even upon shutting down.

Do you know how aggrivating it can be to wait for a notebook pc to shut down – when it seems stuck and non responsive??? Or even waiting for a borwser window to open… or screens just stuck and not redrawing…

So – take it from me – get more RAM! Improve the quality of your life just like I did and get yourself more RAM. It’s too cheap not to = 51 for a 1 GB module is a great buy and worth every penny, even times two!

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