Six Thinking Hats

March 23, 2009 at 8:51 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Here’s another idea brought forth by the “Six Thinking Hats” book:

Many people are stuck in a certain mode of thinking called “what is”. For example:
– “I hate my job”
– “I make no money”
– “I’m not successful”

These may be true facts. However, there is a certain OTHER mode of thinking called “what can be”. This involves a different way of looking at things. Instead of saying “this is fact”, it says “let’s design a way forward”. For instance:
I am fat and I can’t. . . say. . . run faster than the next guy is a “what is”.

I learned to ride a bicycle and now I can win the race is a “what can be”.

Bicycles are all around us, but many people don’t use them because they have trouble shifting the context of their thinking.

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