December 29, 2005
Think About It!
Do you ever think about what you think about?
Do you think about what you want to think about or what you should be thinking about? Is what you should be thinking about what you want to think about? If not, perhaps you should be thinking about doing something new that requires you think about what you want to think about. You may have a lot more fun…
Do you ever think about how you think about what you think about?
Do you think in a certain way (e.g., linear, creative, or intuitive) or in multiple ways (linear, creative, and intuitive)? If you think in only one way, perhaps you should be thinking about expanding your thinking. You may get more robust results from your thinking…
Of course, you may not want to think at all. If so, perhaps you should do something that does not require any thinking.
Think about it!
- Edward De Bono has some great books on the topic of lateral (creative) thinking. See some of De Bono’s quotes here. Amazon has a good selection of his books.
- Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking is one of my all-time favorites and I highly recommend it. Blargh Blog has a good summary of it here. Blink focuses more on intuitive thinking.
- Cannavo’s Think to Win: The Power of Logic in Everyday Life is a good book that includes more linear thinking (reasoning) methods.