A little shy of a year ago, I touched on the subject "The Benefits of Irrational Thinking," in which I used a writing example to show why I think what seems crazy at the time (or even when you dissect it) can lead you to some real opportunities.
The general idea was irrational thinking brought hope. Today I intend on showing you some of the ways irrational thought can be concentrated and deployed as a means of bettering yourself.
I crossed this Big Think article this morning, which provoked me to trace my steps and shed a little more light on the subject of irrationality.
Sometimes it's a matter of acting crazy to accomplish once set-aside tasks, no matter how menial. For this entry, though, I'm going to focus on how what doesn't make sense can help you in the long run. The Big Think article has a great example about the opera. While my example will be similar in certain ways, it will be unique in the sense that it centers around the idea of playing a guitar. Plus, it's what I know. Let it go automatically, or click the arrows to read at your own pace:
See your mind tends to only consider what's happening at the moment. If you're able to zone in on your irrational thought, you can implement it at times that would prove to be advantageous in the future, as with the guitar example. Sometimes we misfire. Sometimes we buy season tickets to our hometown athletics just because a friend enjoys it.
In the example of the guitar, it was first the association with the guitarist that kept things going, whereas if you really wanted to play, you could act boldly to make sure distractions don't get in the way. In this case, it may not be a logical progression at the beginning, but it's really akin to making time for the gym. But if it's something you enjoy, enjoyed, or would enjoy, your irrational thinking could make sure you enjoy in the future.
Fear, focus, and the future. C.M. Humphries talks about writing, horror, and whatever.