Thinking about thinking

As I said earlier, positive thinking is not the only thinking you need to do. Thinking about thinking is also an important one. You may need to sit down alone, preferably with a paper and a pencil, and start asking questions.

Warning: Your own answers can be scary.

  1. Why I am doing what I am doing? Can I do something better? When will I do that?
  2. What is the worst thing that can happen if I stop doing this today? Can things get better? Perhaps I shall get rid of my ever scolding boss and start living with dignity.
  3. What other possibilities (perhaps better ones) are there for me? Have I ever tried to explore?
  4. Should I re-evaluate my priorities? Reading, teaching, kids, spending, eating, pleasure, exercise, money, volunteering etc.
  5. What I am going to do in next 10,20,30 years?
  6. What is my past performance for the last 2, 5, 10, 15 years? Do I need to change my tactics radically?
  7. Is it time to develop new habits or get rid of old ones?
  8. Am I thinking too little?
  9. Am I thinking too much? (with too little action)

Not every question is tied to money.

Thinking about thinking comes under green and blue hats.


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