Chapter 10. Unleash Your Creativity

 

“Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks.”

 
 --PHILLIPS BROOKS

You have within you right now all the mental resources and abilities you need to solve any problem or resolve any crisis you will ever have to deal with. Your job is to unleash these mental powers and focus them single-mindedly on getting through a crunch point as quickly as possible.

Sometimes I ask my audiences, “What is the highest paid work in America?” They respond with all kinds of answers, from politician to public speaker to trial lawyer. Then I give the real answer.

The highest paid work in America is thinking. Your ability to think clearly and well, and to use your mind to solve problems and make decisions, ...

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