It may be uncomfortable when we try something new. You may feel awkward or clumsy and that may cause fear. We try to surround ourselves with others that think alike and that support our beliefs, but that does not promote growth.
“It’s simple in concept. The brain changes physically, functionally, and chemically, as you acquire an ability or as you improve an ability. You know this instinctively. Something must be changing as your brain advances, as it progresses.
Actually what it is doing is changing the local wiring, changing the details of how it’s connected. It’s also changing itself in other ways, physically, functionally, and those changes account for that improvement, or account for the acquisition of an ability.
You don’t realize it but as you acquire an ability – let’s say, the ability to read – you actually create a system in the brain that does not exist, or that’s not in place, in the non-reader. It [the ability] actually evolves in the brain.” – Dr. Michael Merzenich speaking about the plasticity of the brain (BrainHQ brain training and Professor Emeritus at UC San Francisco
“…I have always lived on contrasts! To me the only death is monotony. Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all the deadly sins.”
~ Edith Wharton
When I see a truly unique invention, it makes my mind shift a bit. Taking something you would see in an everyday occurrence and making it different enough that your mind has to rethink what it is seeing. It makes you question, in the instance below, will that maintain its balance? Always be questioning the things you know. Or that you THINK you know.
Jolt your mind out of the comfort zone.
Mentally construct things in a new and invigorating way!