The Single Most Important Thinking Skill Nobody Taught You

February 11th, 2019 - By jen in Uncategorized

“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

George Bernard Shaw said that.

And Einstein also said, “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”

Life is neither static nor unchanging, it’s fluid.

Nothing stays the same.

Elastic thinking (experts may call it cognitive flexibility) allows us to shift gears and think about something in more than one way.

Flexible thinkers consider a range of different possible consequences of their actions rather than only considering an optimistic view or only considering a pessimistic view.

A fixed mindset can sabotage your efforts to thrive in a changing environment.

Being flexible doesn’t always mean having to give in, or say yes.

What it means is you are looking at things from a different perspective first, and then making a choice that is best, this is flexibility.

Read full article: TheStartup, “The Single Most Important Thinking Skill Nobody Taught You”