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Adaptive Thinking: How High-Performers Think When It Matters Most | Nick Wignall

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Adaptive Thinking: How High-Performers Think When It Matters Most | Nick Wignall
In 1968, at the height of the Vietnam War, US Navy fighter pilots started losing ground to their North Vietnamese counterparts. During the previous few years, US fighter pilots had been shooting down about two North Vietnamese aircraft for every one they lost, a 2:1 ratio.

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Adaptive Thinking

It involves the ability to recognize unexpected situations, quickly consider various possible responses, and decide on the best one.

It means performing well at the highest levels...

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Primary components of Adaptive Thinking

Primary components of Adaptive Thinking
  • Effective planning
  • Careful monitoring of progress
  • The ability to flexibly shift thinking and behavior to accommodate circumstantial changes.

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Establish a Negative Visualization Routine

Positive visualization exercises are undoubtedly powerful (they solidify and clarify your mental representations of your desired skill, to keep you on track), but there may also be a place for N...

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Negative Visualization Routine

  1. Generate a list of potential obstacles or unanticipated setbacks that could occur during the performance.
  2. Practice visualizing and rehearsing the performance in your mind, an...

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Use Deep Work Sprints

Deep work means performing professional activities in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capacities to their limit.

In order to truly improve your ...

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Exercise Your Divergent Thinking Muscle

Divergent Thinking is the mental muscle that is thought to underly creativity. It involves generating multiple solutions or possibilities based on a single data point or idea.

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