Just from these few pages, you’ve started to strategic Intuition. Strategic Intuition: The Creative Spark in Human Achievement will help you learn much more. Some people have certainly learned it on their own, without even knowing what exactly they’re doing. But like all other complex human actions, you are born without it and over time your brain learns it. These days, the hardest part to learn is the third step, presence of mind. When you need a creative idea for a strategy, methods of Plod or Plot or Play spring to mind right away. Presence of mind means you clear your mind of these false paths and let your strategic intuition go to work.
Or perhaps your parents said you can achieve anything you want to as long as you believe in yourself and work hard to get it. That’s true for riding a bike – they knew you could do it – but that’s not true for jumping off the roof and flying like a bird. For that one, they did not say you can achieve anything you want. The flash of insight tells you what you can and cannot achieve, and this is the hardest step for our modern age. So the most important reason I wrote this book is first of all so that people can start unlearning all the wrong ideas they’ve got in their minds about how to achieve great things in life.