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With this kind of thinking, you can develop and grow the way you think about problems, your role in solving them and the consequences.
For parents, for example, this can mean asking themselves, right before resorting to an easy, short-term fix like giving to the kids the phone in order to enjoy a quiet dinner, this question: “Yes I can do that, but what is it teaching them?”
Usually when we're imagining the future, we always include in our visions about dealing with problems like poverty, climate change or cancer some techno-utopia solution (with all sorts of new technologies). And there is nothing wrong with that, but we should stop seeing the future in just this one way.
Move from Future to Futures and open yourself up to considering all kinds of possible scenarios and all kinds of solutions.
We often feel like we don’t have control over the future, that it’s this thing we’re just waiting to wash over us.
But we do have control, but it requires strategic thinking and action on our part, imagining many possible futures, and thinking beyond our own lifespans.
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Regression as a phenomenon comes from developmental psychology and relates to how people go back to a less mature stage when faced with pressure.
It is the most dangerous phase for teams, but it cannot be skipped.
Motivation does not happen to us. It is a muscle that we need to build. After an inspirational talk, we might feel motivated for a while but will fall back to our old routines.
Knowing what keeps you back is as valuable as determining how to get started.
“What Sherlock Holmes offers isn’t just a way of solving a crime. It is an entire way of thinking."
"Holmes provides... an education in improving our faculty of mindful thought...
As it does so, we become less and less able to know or notice our own thought habits and more and more allow our minds to dictate our judgments and decisions, instead of the other way around.
Daniel Kahneman believes there are two systems for organizing and filtering knowledge:
To move from a System Watson- to a System Holmes-governed thinking takes mindfulness plus motivation.