Nikola Tesla was a model for productivity and creativity. There are a lot of legends about Nikola Tesla. Did he have any special secrets? Perhaps.
There are a lot of legends about Nikola Tesla. Until now, it is not 100% known what exactly is true and what is an invention from one of the greatest scientists and mystifiers of the 19th - 20th centuries. Scientists are still arguing among themselves. What is just a search for the query "Works of Nikola Tesla." But one thing is for sure - Tesla was a great scientist, long ago ahead of his time. Its principles of operation fascinate many. He could practically not sleep and at the same time his productivity did not fall. In order to understand whether a new invention will work or not, Tesla needed only to visualize all this in front of his inner gaze. The theory has invariably been confirmed by practice.
"The action of even the smallest creature leads to changes in the entire universe"
The fact that Tesla's approach to work is truly a model of productivity is eloquently indicated by a long list of inventions that we successfully use to this day. Did he have any special secrets? Perhaps. But he kept them to himself. And I share what I could find in various sources.
Nikola Tesla had an incredible imagination. After reading quite a lot of his sayings and scientific articles, I got the impression that he simply knew no boundaries. That is, nothing impossible existed for him. It was enough for him to simply close his eyes in order, first in his mind, and then in practice, to recreate what came to mind. At the same time, he said that all ideas are not his brainchild - he simply draws knowledge from the vast library of the Universe. But this mystical side I, perhaps, will leave for discussion with friends. Let's get back to practice.
“The moment an inventor constructs a device in order to implement an immature idea, he inevitably finds himself in complete control of his thoughts about the details and imperfections of the mechanism. While he is engaged in corrections and alterations, he is distracted, and the most important idea, originally laid down, leaves his field of vision. The result can be achieved, but always at the cost of quality loss.
My method is different. I am in no hurry to get down to practical work. When an idea is born to me, I immediately begin to develop it in my imagination: I change the design, make improvements and mentally set the mechanism in motion. It doesn't matter to me at all whether I control my turbine in my head or test it in the workshop. I even notice that it is out of balance. The type of mechanism does not matter, the result will be the same. This way I can quickly develop and improve the concept without touching anything.
When all possible and conceivable improvements of the invention are taken into account and no weak points are visible, I give this final product of my mental activity a concrete form. The device I have invented invariably works the way I think it should work, and the experience goes exactly as I planned. For twenty years there has not been a single exception. Why should it be different?"
Tesla believed that one should not begin to implement an idea until the project has been thought out to the smallest detail. This does not mean at all that you need to get hung up on trifles, bringing the form to perfection. But the basic principles must be thought out to the smallest detail. Imagine that you are a practical physicist working on a new invention or testing a theory. Immediately you will become more attentive and all actions will be calculated several moves ahead. After all, physics is a serious science and is not the best option for trial and error. Why should things be different with your project? Why launch something that is only thought out in general terms? Practice will tell you the rest?
“Intuition is something that is ahead of accurate knowledge. Our brain has, no doubt, very sensitive nerve cells, which allows us to feel the truth, even when it is not yet available to logical conclusions or other mental efforts."
Tesla believed that a person's natural sensitivity to the space around him plays a very important role. It's just that in the age of technology, we are used to forgetting it, stopped hearing and listening to the inner voice.
Of course, in his experiments, the scientist relied exclusively on proven facts and data. But his intuition told him how successful the invention would be and what else needed to be corrected in order for everything to fall into place. Intuition prompted the scientist that the Philadelphia Experiment was not ready for "biological objects" - that is, people - to take part in the tests. And he was right. At that time, there was no exact data on the effect of electromagnetic waves on the human body, but he linked the behavior of animals and people in the aftermath of his experiments on Long Island and realized that the health of the ship's crew was in danger.
When you're thinking about something new or working on something that you've been assigned, do you listen to your inner voice? After all, part of our intuition is accumulated experience. All the knowledge gained will forever remain in us, although we do not always know how to get to it. And in moments of intense tension, they break out of our subconscious and tell us the right path.
After reading the novel "Son of Aba" Nikola Tesla decided to start training his willpower. At first, these were simple actions. For example, if he had something tasty that he really wanted to eat, he would give it to someone else. He went through an addiction to gambling, smoking and coffee. As a result, over the years, the contradictions between desires and will smoothed out, and he came to harmony with the world around him.
“At first it required a lot of internal efforts directed against inclinations and desires, but over the years the contradictions smoothed out, and in the end my will and desire merged into one. Such are they now, and this is the secret of all the successes that I have achieved. These experiences are so closely related to my discovery of a rotating magnetic field, as if they were an integral part of it; without them I would never have invented an induction motor."
“I am completely exhausted, but I cannot stop working. My experiments are so important, so beautiful, so amazing that I can hardly tear myself away from them to eat. And when I try to sleep, I think about them all the time. I guess I'll keep going until I drop dead."
Rises at three in the morning and studies until 11 a.m. seven days a week. Constant work on yourself and no empty doubts - if an idea comes to mind, then you need to check it, even if your physics teacher is sure of the opposite. This is how Tesla's electric motor was born.
“At that time, I was exhausting myself with hard work and continuous reflection. He instilled in me the idea of the need for systematic physical exercise, and his offer to train me was readily accepted. We exercised daily and I quickly gained strength. My spirit was also noticeably strengthened, and when my thoughts turned to the subject that absorbed all my attention, I was surprised to note the confidence in success."
We are talking about Mr. Szigeti, who, according to the scientist, possessed phenomenal strength. Nikola Tesla maintained excellent physical shape and led a reserved lifestyle, which eventually gave him a fairly long life (86 years) and health, despite the fact that in childhood he was on the verge of death three times. As can be seen from the above quote, he believed that a person's confidence, his mental strength and physical form are inextricably linked.
On the one hand, there is nothing fundamentally new on this list - just a repetition of what is now being told from all sides by personal growth coaches and other successful people. Just the example of Nikola Tesla and his achievements are so amazing that you involuntarily begin to think about how ineptly we spend the opportunities and time presented to us.
As someone we consider to be smarter and more experienced, just one phrase can permanently discourage our interest in everything new. "It just can't be!" - if Tesla then listened to his teacher, perhaps the world would never have seen his ingenious inventions. Think just one phrase or word spoken with disdain!
He simply saw the goal and moved towards it, ignoring the usual rules and questioning the statements of professors. He understood the nature of the main ingredients for success - hard work, continuous self-improvement, willpower and intuition. An amazing combination of the qualities of a cold mind with periodic emotional outbursts, expressed in acrobatic somersaults and recitation of verses with insights at the end. Incredible experiences and emotions under the control of the same incredible willpower. Visions and mysticism mingled with precise mathematical and physical calculations. After that, the impossible no longer seems so impossible.