I remember as a teenager I got into the habit of listening to a very specific heavy metal band from Germany called Blind Guardian while doing my homework. A combination of their melodic tunes, mingled with a very heavy drum solo that is the very clear characteristic of every heavy metal band, helped me zone out and focus only on, say, complex mathematical equations.
Years later when I decided to dedicate my life to writing, I found myself performing the same habit, while trying to structure meaningful sentences in my head. Blind Guardian have been replaced by electronic music, but the process still remains the same.
For some weird reason, music has this amazing ability to synchronize your focus capacity and help you safeguard yourself from outside stimuli; stimuli that for most people are a great hurdle when it comes to achieving their true potential. ...[Continue reading on The Quintessential Man]