7 methods to reframe your considering


2. Think like a child

Children don’t fill their minds with negative self-talk. They are too busy exploring their world and learning. When a child learns to walk, they go through several stages, including crawling, climbing on furniture and people’s legs, falling, standing, falling, stepping, and falling.

At this stage the child does not think, I have fallen so many times, I am a complete failure, I will never learn to walk, I give up. They don’t think about it but keep going until they get it. On the other hand, adults are conditioned to regard multiple falls as a « failure », which can lead to giving up when one or two more attempts would have resulted in success. So the next time you feel like giving up…don’t. Instead, think like a kid and keep going until you get it.

3. Systemic framework

This frame of reference encourages you to make sense of the world around you through observing patterns. Scientists, mathematicians, and intellectuals are often skilled at visualizing the cause and effect relationships evident in systemic diagrams.

It’s a way to look at the big picture to see how everything connects, why a smaller event happened, and what the ripple effect of that event is likely to be.

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