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It’s a common perception that you were born with a certain IQ, and then you simply have to live with it. Not true. You have several ways of increasing your mental acuity, some for short-term gain, and others for long-term. You’ve probably read about some of the long-term methods for increasing your mental powers: Good nutrition, physical activity, mental exercises, new learning challenges, and of course, enough sleep.

All of these methods have been researched, and many new findings recently published. But, the training work that I do is based more on methods that yield short-term improvement, which by the way, supplement and amplify the long-term methods.

The quickest, simplest, and most effective way to increase short-term mental focus is to quiet the mind. It’s just that simple. Here’s why:

A noisy mind is a distracted mind, which has it’s energy and focus going in many directions at once. Get rid of the noise and distractions, focus all your mental energy on one single purpose, and voila! You have achieved a significant, albeit short-term, increase in your IQ. It’s like hitting passing gear in your brain. You simply stop your flow of conscious thought for a short while, restart it focused on one subject, then Shazam!, you will have a short period of power thought.

The more you practice, the sharper your spike in mental energy and focus. And naturally, you’ll have a spike in your short-term IQ, too. What’s even more exciting is that, as you continue practicing this method, you may actually experience a permanent, long-term increase in mental acuity.

I like to call this technique a mental wind sprint. It’s not something I discovered or invented; the idea has been around for a long time, give or take a few thousand years.

Here’s another perk: Not only do mental wind sprints temporarily increase your IQ, they also enhance your creativity. For me, this was a very exciting discovery.

Here’s the way it works: When you quiet the conscious thinking mind completely, even if only for a half minute or so, other parts of your mind have an opportunity to manifest themselves. Sometimes they will project images which—when you later allow the thinking mind to process them—may result in new, exciting, and creative ideas.

Essentially, this is a way of thinking of things that you otherwise might never think of. That, in itself, is the core principle of creativity.

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Written by Eduardo Mitchell

June 14, 2010 at 12:44 am

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