Self-Improvement and Motivation Enthusiast. Thinker, Writer, Speaker, Doer.
The Skill That You Always Use
You use this ability all the time in order to perform and finish the activities you do every day. Either when you're at home, work, school, or any other situation, you use it all the time. This is your capacity to think.
Wouldn't it be useful if you can develop the full potential of your thinking?
The Most Powerful Skill: Thinking
To be able to think is to be able to act effectively.
If you want to be able to take on difficult and complicated roles, be great at identifying and solving problems, and become helpful in any given situation, then improving your capacity to think is a must for you.
Boost Your Brain Power!
Here are the 3 simplest ways to hone your thinking ability.
Do you know why they make you write essays at school? Yup, you've guessed it. It's to develop your thinking so you can think clearly, coherently, and precisely (although it's a shame because almost no one at school tells you this).
Writing is, by far, the best way to improve your thinking.
Whenever you're thinking, it's often difficult to put your thoughts into order. Writing allows you to organize your thinking by writing it down on paper where you can read and sort them out.
Another reason why writing is so effective in improving your thinking is because it forces you to self-reflect and go deeper with your thoughts.
Now the most common way to start writing is by using a journal. There are no rules with writing. It's completely up to you what you're gonna write about. It could be about how your day went, your future plans, or a summary of a topic you're interested in. Any subject works.
Reading is another great way of cultivating your thinking although it could become boring at times. I suggest that you read about something you're truly interested in, something that's relevant to your purpose and goals in life.
Whenever you're reading about something you're interested in, time flies away and you'll feel like you didn't waste your time reading. That's sort of how you know you're reading the right thing.
Furthermore, you may choose to go and read in a peaceful and quiet place where you feel comfortable and don't get too many distractions and interruptions so you can fully understand and conceptualize what you're reading.
Read. Explore the world with your mind.
"The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who can't read"
— Mark Twain
3. Playing Mind Games
Here's a fun one.
If writing or reading isn't for you, then you can play games instead (though I would still encourage you to push yourself to write and read).
Playing mind games (also referred to as "brain games") can also enhance your thinking, especially when you enjoy the game you're playing. You can play chess, sudoku, scrabble, jigsaw puzzles, or any mind game you please.
Don't forget to do the obvious:
- Eat clean
- Exercise regularly
- Continuously learn new things
- Get enough sleep nightly (7 hours minimum)
Improving your thinking can really elevate the quality of your life. If you know how to think, you'll be unstoppable. You'll always be winning the battles you take on.
For that reason, I am encouraging you to cultivate your thinking. Journey through your thoughts and expand on your ideas. Apply these techniques and turn them into a habit.
Emerge as an intellectual titan!
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
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