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A simple framework to cultivate the paradox mindset :
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Research found that people who embrace opposing demands show greater creativity, flexibility, and productivity.
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Reflecting on apparent contradictions can break down our assumptions and offer us new ways of looking at problems.
Psychiatrist Albert Rothenberg noted that each revolutionary thinker had spent time actively thinking of multiple opposites simultaneously. For example, Einstein considered how an object could be both at rest and moving depending on the position of the observer. This led to his relativity theory.
Studies have shown that "paradoxical cognition" can help average thinkers to solve everyday problems.
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“The best performers set goals that are not about the outcome but about the process of reaching the outcome.”
We never arrive. We work hard to succeed, and then we have to work twice as hard to maintain that success.
It’s a slow grind. And it starts with our mindset.
We all have some type of talent, something that sets us apart from the rest of the world. This can also be a potential trap.
Never just rely on your gift or talent alone. Work on your craft. Investigate your weaknesses and make an effort to minimize them.