The Five Elements Of Effective Thinking

“Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
 — B. F. Skinner”

“A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.
 — Admiral Grace Murray Hopper”

“wrote, “I start where the last man left off.” More poignantly he noted that “many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
 The lightbulb solved”
 thomas elva edison

“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
 — Peter Drucker”

“There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
 — Pablo Picasso”

“You may not know how to do it right, but you can certainly do it wrong.”

“Strive for rock-solid understanding (Earth).
 Fail and learn from those missteps (Fire).”

“Constantly create and ask challenging questions (Air).
 Consciously consider the flow of ideas (Water).
 And, of course, remember that learning is a lifelong journey; thus each of us remains a work-in-progress — always evolving, ever changing — and that’s Quintessential living.”

Have a bad day

Bad days happen to good people. What separates the good from the great is how we react to that bad day. Bad days often include uncomfortably clear lessons about how to grow, learn, or reassess. So the next time you’re having a bad day, make the conscious effort to find and extract positive lessons from those not-so-positive experiences.”

key Points

“1. Grounding your thinking: Understand deeply
 • Understand simple things deeply
 • Clear the clutter — seek the essential
 • See what’s there
 • See what’s missing”

“2. Igniting insights through mistakes: Fail to succeed
 • Welcome accidental missteps — let your errors be your guide”

“• Finding the right question to the wrong answer
 • Failing by intent”
 “• Finding the right question to the wrong answer
 • Failing by intent”

“4. Seeing the flow of ideas: Look back, look forward
 • Understanding current ideas through the flow of ideas
 • Creating new ideas from old ones”

“The quintessential you. The first four elements enable you to think better than you do; learn better than you do; and be more creative than you are. The fifth element recommends that you actually do it. Just do it. Adopt the habit of improvement, whether using our four elements or by any other methods that you find. If the ability to change is part of who you are,”

“When great players play tennis, they watch the ball better than a beginner does. They are doing the easier task of hitting the ball while watching it, rather than the more difficult task of hitting”

“the ball by estimating its future location based solely on where it was at the moment it flew over the net.”


Originally published at Mediabloger.