“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it,” Henry Ford once said.
Thinking to me involves the process of examining concepts, engaging in problem solving and making precise decisions.
The ability to think accurately and consistently is definitely one of the most important principles of success. Accurate thinking is key. To ride out the storms in your life and be better and grow hinges upon taking time to fundamentally think.
With so many distractions in our lives, it can be hard for a lot of people to actually take time to think. But the inherent need to engage in that activity is something that cannot be overlooked.
We all might have witnessed that when you act without thinking, the results are always dreadful and calamitous.
You have to learn how to think because thinking helps you generate wiser choices on growth and transforming your life. What you want in life and how to achieve it is premised on the power of accurate thinking. When you know how to think that’s when you can start appreciating how everything can be done despite those telling you it can’t be done.
My mentor Dan Lok echoed the sentiments when he said: “Thinking is nothing more than asking yourself profound and deep questions.”
I have a late-night routine that includes thinking, asking specific questions, and separating the important facts from the unimportant because I know the quality of my self-evaluation questions determines the quality of answers that my mind produces. I treat this the way I treat reading and exercising because I know that it’s my responsibility to use my mind to change the world.
Food for thought
Are you consistently asking yourself the high-quality questions to improve yourself and level up?