One pattern I noticed while reading about the physicists and mathematicians who invented quantum mechanics and built the atomic bomb was the number of key insights that came to them while hiking and walking. At first I thought this might have been a mere cultural coincidence. Many of these scientists were turn-of-the-century central Europeans; perhaps walking was just a common hobby amongst this group?
I have since noticed that I and my clients often have our key insights while walking. One client generated so many ideas while strolling that she bought a mini-recorder just to capture them. Your smartphone has a recording function, too. If it doesn't, just send yourself a voice mail. For the ultimate inspiration catcher, use Evernote. It works on smartphones, PCs, and the web to capture text, photo, video, and audio snippets.
Nobel-prize winning economist/psychologist Daniel Kahneman noticed the,...Read the rest by clicking here. »
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