An artist’s ability to articulate a task’s goal, as opposed to simply being able to perform a task mechanically, was what distinguished an artist from a craftsman in the Greek view of craftsmanship.
That’s the Greek word for it: technê, which is a derivative of the word “technique.” You’ll need to learn how to manifest positivity if you want to achieve your desired outcomes.
Craftsmanship is defined by the end goal, according to the Greek philosopher Plato. As a result, the craftsperson was able to “know” how to accomplish a goal based on understanding the goal before acting.
Accordingly, the account was used to inform and guide skillful practice—to achieve the project’s desired outcome.
In addition to the craftsman’s ability to accurately predict the outcome of the desired result, technê is distinguished by its end goal of benefiting the welfare of its subject.
This is a case where you are the end result of your skillful actions on yourself.
Before you apply processes, tools, and techniques to make a change in your life, you must envision your own personal well-being as the end result. As a result of applying skillful technê to your actions, you benefit.
Whenever you ask someone, “What do you hope to achieve?” The most common answer to the question “what can I do better?” is a description of an “end-state” that they see as a positive change from where they are now. Positivity is essential in order for you to reach this “end-state.”
Using an example
- To have more money (than I am right now).
- Physically stronger, bigger, or leaner (than right now)..
- In order to feel happier (less stressed) or better mentally (emotionally) (than now)
- The majority of people don’t need much to describe an alternative “end-state” they’d like to inhabit, as you can see from the examples above.
A clear description of this desired change’s goal or “why”—as in the Greek (and other) viewpoints, for example—distinguishes craftsmen and craftswomen from others whose tasks are carried out mechanically, without understanding the desired result to be achieved.
What follows is a list of seven techniques used by master craftspeople around the world to Imagineer or create a “masterpiece.”
Recall A Time When You Excelled.
We’ve all experienced moments of accomplishment when we felt a surge of power, strength and positive energy coursing through our bodies and minds.
A tool called Imagineering has been taught to many craftspeople to re-ignite this positive energy on demand.
A new mental and emotional state is desired, one that they are familiar with from previous experience.
Getting into the zone is what we call it. There are a variety of ways to accomplish this. Those of you who have experienced being in the “zone” understand what I mean.
It’s a learned skill that requires study, observation, and practice until it becomes second nature to change your state the way we’ve described in this post.
Assume The End State
It is a skill that is learned by trained craftspeople in any profession, vocation, or occupation. It’s a model, whether it’s a drawing, a paragraph on paper, a voice recording, etc. This exercise has a positive effect on your energy levels.
As a result, manifesting positivity means visualizing the end result.
Sensations, mental clarity, and changes in breathing rhythm and heart rate are all signs of positive energy, as is a feeling of excitement that leads to smiles and an overall feeling of happiness or well-being.
Imagine a time when you can clearly see the end goal, and you feel a sense of confidence and understanding as a result. You’re experiencing a surge of energy that’s positive.
Take Advantage Of The Available Recipes
Some people have a natural ability to cook. On the stove, they mix and match whatever they can find in their refrigerator, and voila! What will you discover? A few people have a knack for it. This isn’t the case in all situations.
As a guide, a recipe ensures that the majority of the time, you’ll get predictable results.
Impatience with a favorable outcome builds confidence in your predictions over time.
Take a deep breath and create new, original dishes once you’ve gained confidence by relying on tried-and-true recipes. Then, follow their lead.
You can’t just throw something together. As a result, they have clearly defined borders.
There are distinct parts to them. It’s possible to put them together and take them apart in order to figure out how they’re related. Understanding the world is aided by the use of recipes Positivity can be manifested by following a recipe.
Organize Your Workspace.
Even in ancient workshops, if your workbench was cluttered and disorganized, you’d hear about it from the master craftsman. Focus solely on one work project at a time on your workbench. Clarity of thought is the result of focus.
Clarity of thought creates positive energy. Prepare yourself for multitasking by having more than one workbench.
There are many places in business where The Way of Craftsmanship, a fundamental management principle, is still alive and well today.
Toxic workplaces can cause low productivity, worker unhappiness, and recurrence of injuries. To reinforce this, they use systems such as LEAN 5s.
While at work, people seem to abandon this idea quickly or do not have the same support as they do in their personal lives when it comes to keeping an organized workspace. In your personal life, this will have a significant impact on your ability to maintain a positive attitude.
Knowledge is Power
By this point in the process, you have a clear vision of the desired end-state and have articulated the reason for it. Consider whether or not you currently possess the skills needed to complete your task.
One can tell the skilled craftsperson from those who believe they can achieve anything simply by cultivating a positive mental attitude.
As a result, most people end up giving up on their projects. As a result of executing their work with skill, those who achieve their desired outcome through the application of learned skills are rewarded with the prize of a positive mental attitude. Individuals with a positive outlook on life are the ones who excel at what they do.
Organize Your Resources
Those of you who have tried to do something with your bare hands and then regretted it will appreciate the importance of this guideline’s importance to your health.
Whether it’s a hammer or an app on your mobile device, tools can be tangible objects that you’ll use when working on a particular project. A tool can also be intangible, such as a mental exercise that is repeated over and over again to sharpen one’s ability to concentrate.
It is important that you know which tools to use and have practiced using them on your workbench before you begin any project.
It’s important to keep in mind that your well-being should be the end goal of any process, tool, or technique you use to change your life.
Don’t Go Too Fast
Tempo does not equate to a slower pace. Deliberate control of speed and energy output is what it is all about. As long as you let go of your energy in a controlled manner, you’ll be more likely to achieve your goals and manifest positive outcomes.
By thinking that “fast” means “good,” you greatly increase the likelihood of sloppy work, disappointment, and premature abandonment—never having achieved the desired result.
Craftsmanship Is A Way Of Life For You.
You hold the key to your own survival. Allowing fate and the forces of nature to randomly bend and shape your future? How about going with your gut and piecing things together in hopes that they stick?
As a skilled craftsperson, will you create a masterpiece of your life by applying learned skills that have been improved over time?
It’s up to you to decide, and it’s up to you to follow. If you want to achieve your goals, you must first manifest positivity in your mind.