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Thoughts on Thinking

September 7, 2010

This was inspired by Haitham’s recent post.

The problem is that most of us have a lifetime training in not using our brains, and now we are too good at doing that, not using our brains! Therefore, it is not going to be easy to reverse that conditioning. We are simply not used to hard focused thinking…

I would say just take it step by step. Re-train your brains in the opposite direction, and it has to be a conscious process. Just schedule a specific time to think, about anything and everything. Make sure that time is free of commitments, thoughts about work, or anything that clutters your mind. You might find it hard to get started at first, but just relax and observe the thoughts that come to you. You can even write down a list of things to ponder.

Don’t worry if you can’t think long enough or hard enough, remember, you have decades of training in not thinking, so it’s gonna take a good deal of time to reprogram.

Do it now. Just schedule 5-10 minutes of your time, everyday, maybe in the morning, before your mind enters work mode, and just think, you don’t know what great ideas might pop up…

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4 Comments
  1. I like the training in not using our brains =) it is so true!

  2. Very true! We are conditioned to not think which makes me sad.

    Good idea about taking time to do it. It’s like many things we want to learn, we have to practice!

  3. haitham permalink

    Agreed.
    The TR is essential and I applause u 4 it 🙂
    Making it a priority (inside our heads) is a pre-condition 4 it to work and sustain.

    Many thx Ehab. I don`t know how I did NOT stumble upon yr blog earlier!

    H.

  4. Thanks Guys

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