We have not been taught to think about what we think about. We base our decisions based on our past experiences when what we really need is a map for the future.
In 1903, James Allen, British philosophical writer, published his famous book As a Man Thinketh. In his book, Allen argued that each person holds the key to every condition, good or bad, that enters into their life and by working upon their thoughts, they can transform their circumstances.
Undeniably, our thoughts shape our perception of the world and one can simply say that we are what we think.
But this is no longer a philosophical argument. When we talk about transformation and the future, our thinking is what leads our actions.
The greatest innovators and the most successful businesses have one thing in common. They operate from first principle. Just like scientists, they don’t assume anything.
The Think About What You Think About framework provides a step-by-step approach to help unlock the much-desired innovation mindset and form a decision-making process oriented to what is truly needed and required for your present and more importantly for your future success, as an individual, team and whole organization.
In our thinking process we cannot change the how, but we surely can change the what.
Learning how to harness this power leads to a better frame of mind, clarity, less stress, creativity, increased productivity, grit, resilience and adaptability.
The message is simple: You can’t think about the future when your thinking is influenced by your past.