Productivity, Satisfaction, Quality
The Power of
Thinking in Threes
People who get
paid for thinking are called "knowledge workers." Whether you consider yourself
a knowledge worker or not, the productivity and quality of your own thinking has
a direct bearing on how much satisfaction you derive from your own life.
Yet the act of thinking can seem complicated and time-consuming. Thus things are
done “without thinking” and we find ourselves scrambling for a backup or trying to second guess our way
through events which have, it seems, somehow gone awry.
worse, our modern society has adopted a widespread cultural predisposition which
qualifies this type of lackluster, dysfunctional and aberrant behavior as
"normal" and "natural," being "unavoidable" and "unpreventable," coming simply
as a result of the "human condition" which overwhelmingly portrays common people
as frail, weak, and abysmally incapable to develop critical thinking skill.
(no-so-good) cake, we have been academically predisposed to believe that our own
thinking is somehow not under our own control. That is, that the thoughts we
come up with on our own are somehow less valuable than thoughts that have been
thunk by others who came before us.
Thus we are
taught (by subliminal immersion) to NOT think of "thinking" as a "controllable
resource." Good ideas seem to come to us… or they don't. Plans work, or they
fall apart. Decisions compound to make mountains out of molehills or transcend
the bonds of fate... But never in today's world is it openly admitted that the
PSQ of our own thinking is direct and implicit governor of all of this.
What would you
do, for example, if you were able to just open a spigot and fill your cup with
PSQ-thinking anytime? What if doing "outside the box" magic came as easily
to you as blinking an eye? And what if someone you trusted assured you that
doing this really was easy and that you ought to give it a try. Would you?
If yes, and if
you agree with the premise that the capacity, scope and usefulness of any
individual's own thinking is accountable for the Productivity, Satisfaction, and
Quality (PSQ) of that individual's own life, a step-by-step strategy for
exploring the unique importance and vital significance of YOUR own thinking
begins with an exploration of your Lifetime Goals.