SEVEN THINGS I LEARNED ABOUT THINKING FROM LEONARDO DA VINCI. PART 1.
Hello and welcome,
Yes I know that we can all 'think' but some people 'think better' than others. Leonardo is just one of the teachers I rely on to help me improve my ‘mind food’ and give me the truths that I can write about in order to help others become better thinkers.
Leonardo Da Vinci, the Italian ‘master mind’ knew about ‘how’ and ‘what’ to think to be ‘most effective’ as a person. So like Leonardo:
#1. ALWAYS BE CURIOUS.
As children we are immensely curious, as we grow up much of our inquisitiveness dies. Almost all children naturally ask lots of questions. That’s how we all learn so much in the first five years of life. When we go to school we are ‘taught’ that answers are more important than questions. Leonard remained curious a passionate questioner throughout life.
#2. THINK INDEPENDENTLY.
This does not mean refusing to acknowledge the ideas/thoughts, of other people. Diversity is critical for creativity and innovation, which is why it’s important to seek out points of view different from your own. Make a more concerted effort to seek out different opinions. You will then develop the ability to think creatively, independently and originally for yourself.
#3. GROW AND SHARPEN YOUR MIND.
This means listening well, being observant but also being selective about what you expose your mind to. This critical, advice is difficult to apply in an increasingly ‘distracting’ world. You have total control and choice about what you decide to pay attention to. Choose well!
#4. FACE AND OVERCOME UNCERTAINTY
The ability to think and 'do' confidence in the face of the unknown is a critical personal growth principle because, if it’s new, it means you don’t know it. We have all been trained to believe that if you don’t know the answer there’s something wrong with you. But lf you keep thinking and doing the same old thing you won’t think and do new things. When you try suspend the old thinking, new thinking doesn’t always automatically emerge. ”So there’s a big gap and the more you’re able to acknowledge and handle the gap of not knowing and uncertainty the greater the likelihood that you’ll achieve the change you desire.
#5. BALANCE LOGIC AND IMAGINATION.
Mind Mapping is a strategy used by those who know about it to ‘think’ about a certain subject by writing single worlds or short sentences in the form of a diagram. The best thinkers do this to clarify, observe and select their thoughts. To do it, start by drawing something that represents the topic you want to think about. The link below takes you to a page containing a Mind Map which deals with Making a Presentation. It uses 'free thinking' to branch to words and/or pictures from the central idea that, come to mind.
Think and write/draw without forcing it. Doing this wakes up and involves elements of your thinking/mind that have been dormant, possibly for years. Through using such techniques your mind becomes a, more efficient, more effective and more competent ‘thinking machine’. You will release thoughts that are going to help you be more creative, competent and self-empowered person.
Why not start a Mind Map using information from my Posts?
“What you think and what you do, determines what becomes of you”. Me.
Beneficially yours, always,
Thought Master and Mentor.
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