We usually think of insights as a huge blinding flash of light – the famous ‘Eureka!’ moment. While its true that they do happen, it’s more common to have a series of smaller ‘Aha!’ insight moments, and then over time you gain clarity and understanding.
We’re pretty excited about the new ‘Journal’ feature that we have just released. You can now record the Aha! moments you have along your insight journey – reviewing them helps keeps you motivated and can often trigger new thoughts.
InsightNG is built on the foundations of that universal human experience called human insight. It can often be referred to as an aha! moment or moment of insight or eureka. The power of insights is evident in our daily lives.
Dr. Nancy Napier provides what I think is a great summation of what insight is –
“Previously unconnected pieces of a puzzle or problem suddenly fall into place. Ideas fuse together in unexpected ways that make sense, once they do. And that feeling – relief, exhilaration, and euphoria.”
As a species, we have depended on our abilities to encourage and obtain insights on a daily basis. For example, when getting ready for the day, you thought about the people you would be meeting and decided what clothes you would wear suitable for the occasion. You don’t have to think about how you solved that “what to wear today” problem as your mind worked through it unnoticeably fast.