Think different

Bathe your mind in this thinking…

How to be More Productive and Eliminate Time Wasting Activities by Using the “Eisenhower Box”

What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important. Learn how to tell the difference and how to manage it here: How to be More Productive and Eliminate Time Wasting Activities by Using the “Eisenhower Box”

The Five Universal Laws of Human Stupidity

We underestimate the stupid, and we do so at our own peril. Source: The Five Universal Laws of Human Stupidity

A Cognitive Bias That Could Trigger Nuclear War

There is danger in thinking we know what is unthinkable to someone else. Source: A Cognitive Bias That Could Trigger Nuclear War

Get a free copy of Intentional by @davidamerland

David says “We’re giving away ten, signed first-edition copies of “Intentional: How to Live, Love, Work and Play Meaningfully”. Do not miss out!”

You can find the details here: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/328969

Follow David here: https://twitter.com/DavidAmerland

btw, you just gotta love a super smart author who would post something like this!

Persistence without insight

Some wisdom comes from unlikely sources. This from ‘The Book of Boba Fett’: “Persistence without insight will lead to the same outcome”.

5 Ways to Manage Disappointment

Disappointment can lead to a downward spiral. Read this to ‘check yo’self before you wreck yo’self’! Go to the source: 5 Ways to Manage Disappointment

Here’s another post I did on the topic 10 years ago and there’s more reading here

Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda: How to Better Manage Feelings of Regret

J. Kim Penberthy writes “A friend of mine – we will call him “Jay” – was working for IBM in New York City in the early ‘90s. He was a computer programmer and made a good salary. Occasionally, competitors and startups approached Jay to join their companies. He had an offer from an interesting but small organization in Seattle, but the salary was paltry and most of the offer package was in company shares. After consulting with friends and his parents, Jay declined the offer and stayed with IBM. He has regretted it ever since. That small company was Microsoft.” Source: Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda: How to Better Manage Feelings of Regret

5 Symptoms of Repressed Anger

What repressed anger looks like. Source: 5 Symptoms of Repressed Anger

Why You Need Instant Gratification, According to Science

We spend about 43 per cent of our day doing things without thinking about them. For many of these habitual behaviours, we don’t recognise them as such. However, these learned behaviours are necessary for living our life.

Wendy Wood

I’m a huge fan of the book The ONE Thing. In it, the author Gary Keller talks about the idea that you really don’t need to be as disciplined as you think. Why? Because you only need enough discipline to start a habit and the habit then takes over. Go to the source: Why You Need Instant Gratification, According to Science

Do you do it or does it do you via @alanwatts

How to Play The Game of Life

How to Be a Critical Thinker

WikiHow writes: “Sometimes it can be hard to navigate this world of ours. It’s so easy to be led down the wrong paths by the charlatan map-makers of human society. Merely trusting in this system ensures that you will be misled and scammed and made a fool. Without critical thinking ability, there is nothing standing between you and the lies. However, with critical thinking ability, there is nothing standing between you and the truth.” Here are some thoughts on how to become more of a critical thinker! Source: How to Be a Critical Thinker

You 2.0: Deep Work

When your phone buzzes or a notification pops up your screen, do you stop what you’re doing to look and respond? That’s what many of us are doing. Even though we think we should be less distracted by technology, we haven’t admitted the true cost of these interruptions. This week, we revisit our 2017 conversation with computer scientist Cal Newport, and consider ways we can all immerse ourselves in more meaningful work. Source: You 2.0: Deep Work

Where Does Implicit Bias Come From?

Unfortunately, even young kids have mental maps that nurture unconscious bias. Source: Where Does Implicit Bias Come From?

How exposure to different people affects our thinking

“We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us”

“The quote “We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us”  is often mistakenly attributed to Marshall McLuhan. It does NOT appear in “Understanding Media”, as Wilson Miner confidently asserts in the presentation below, indeed it does not appear in any published work by McLuhan at all. The quote was actually written by Father John Culkin, SJ, a Professor of Communication at Fordham University in New York and friend of McLuhan. But though the quote is Culkin’s, I would argue that the idea is McLuhan’s, as it comes up in an article by Culkin about McLuhan: Culkin, J.M. (1967, March 18). A schoolman’s guide to Marshall McLuhan. Saturday Review, pp. 51-53, 71-72. The idea presented in the quote is entirely consistent with McLuhan’s thinking on technology in general.”

Source: “We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us” | McLuhan Galaxy

Finding Goldilocks: A Solution for Black-and-White Thinking

The sweet spot between opposite extremes is the zone of effective living: Finding Goldilocks: A Solution for Black-and-White Thinking

Leaders eat last

My son is a former Marine captain. When he was going through Officer Candidate School, he told me there were times when he was leading a unit on an exercise and he didn’t have a chance to eat. Why? “Leaders eat last” he told me…

“This one choice, whether a leader puts themselves or their people first, determines if they are worthy of our love and loyalty.”

If you like this thinking, you can get the book here:

Why lifelong learning is the international passport to success

Picture yourself at a college graduation day, with a fresh cohort of students about to set sail for new horizons. What are they thinking while they throw their caps in the air? Why lifelong learning is the international passport to success

25 Ways You’re Borrowing Self From Others

Learning to rely on your own thinking can help you manage anxiety: 25 Ways You’re Borrowing Self From Others

Start a Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: