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7 Habits That Can Help You Think Like a Scientist

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7 Habits That Can Help You Think Like a Scientist
Persistence is probably one of the most admirable characters a person can possess. It's the ability to be determined to do or achieve something regardless of any setbacks. No great achievement is possible without persistent work. - Bertrand Russell A distinguishing attributes of those who succeed in life against those who don't is persistence.

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Learn From Failure

Scientists treat failure as a data point. It’s also how they treat positive results. Data points eventually lead to an answer.

Treat your failures as data points that steer you toward the...

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The Goal Is A Creative Solution

  • In order to solve a problem, you have to be able to stand back, observe it and define it. 
  • The next step is to then rephrase it to make it easier to solve. For ex...

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Challenge Assumptions

Assumption = something that is taken for granted.

Scientists like to challenge conventional thoughts and turn those ideas upside down. They do it by experimenting with the assumption ...

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Eliminate Bias

If you have an idea for a solution, and you want to test it first, you must figure out a way that eliminates any bias you have toward that solution before you can get any...

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Constantly Ask Questions

Like a curious child or scientist, you have to continue asking questions yourself if you want to keep learning. It’s impossible to know what answers your looking for until you...

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Collaborate With Others

Collaboration is the practice whereby individuals work together as a group with a common purpose to achieve a shared goal. 

 Collaboration is how ideas are bounced off of other m...

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Communicate Your Results

Scientists often find solutions after knowing the findings of other scientists’ experiments.

In business, by sharing your results with your colleagues, you are helping to better your ...

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Be Proactive

Reactive people believe the world is happening to them. They focus on things that are in their circle of concern, but not in their circle of influence.

Proactive people recognize that they are able to choose how they will respond to a given situation. They focus on the things they can do something about. 

Begin with the End in Mind

Start with a clear destination to determine your steps. Identify your values and live by them.

  • Visualize in detail your own funeral. What are they saying about how you lived your life, and your relationships? What do you want them to say? Change your priorities accordingly.
  • Break down different roles in your life - whether professional, personal or in a community. List 3-5 goals you want to achieve for each. 
  • Define what scares you and write down exactly how you'll handle it.

Go after your goals

Prioritize your day-to-day actions based on what is most important, not what is most urgent.

Be disciplined to follow these actions regardless of how you feel at any given moment. Maintain a primary focus on relationships and results, and a secondary focus on time.

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Resourcefulness is a mindset

With resourcefulness, you are driven to find a way

An attitude of resourcefulness inspires out-of-the-box thinking, the generation of new ideas, and the ability to visualize all the possible ways to achieve what you desire. 

Open-minded

In being open-minded you find value in all kinds of different people, events and circumstances. 

You demonstrate a willingness to embrace different possibilities, opportunities, thoughts, views, suggestions and experiences outside of your normal repertoire. You push yourself to do what others believe to be impossible

Self-assured

This is the first step you take in getting things done.

When you are self-assured you like and trust yourself and your capacity to handle any problem placed in front of you. You know your value, appreciate your talents, work ethic and your ability to consistently follow through on your every word, deed and action.

Persistence

Few people accomplish worthy goals the first time around. Persistence enables you to try again (and again) after you fail. It's useful in any profession that requires problem-solving.

On days you feel like giving up, focus on the immediate moment, and how you can make even just the slightest bit of progress (or fix a setback) by the end of the day.

Courage

It is the ability to act in spite of fear.

But courage doesn't need to be impulsive. After all, it's likely the fear exists for a reason and courage depends on whether or not you think the action is worth it.

Patience

It helps cultivate this rational thinking. 

The next time you feel an angry impulse coming on, don't give in to it. Try to remember, expressing it won't make it feel better.