[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n this guide, I’ll show you how to design and deploy your own thinking process to become extremely efficient that what you do.
1. Having the RIGHT thinking process will not only help you achieve efficacy at your job, but also unlock your total potential at what you do.
2. Whether it’s figuring out something, coming up with solutions, creating some or writing a novel.
3. Having a right process of thinking in your field will result in a massive difference between how you work and eliminate friction at what you do.
So you might have heard this thing like you need to LOVE what you do or else life is gonna be miserable right?
Well, I tell you what – I think there is more to it than that.
See, try to ask the question and drill backward – why is it we love to do certain things, and hate the rest? Even when the stuff we love is harder to do than things we sometimes hate?
Like for example, some people like sitting and analyzing stock charts all day to find patterns. I can’t do that, it’s too exhaustive for me.
While I love to do other things like technical stuff and marketing.
Why is that?
Let’s analyze psychology of it
How Perception Works
Perception = Ideas + Experience
Perception is what we develop from series of experience and how we react to it.
Of course the people around us and how they react has a direct influence over it.
We take the information, put it in the context of the current cognitive experience and how it may indirectly help with evolutionary or biological needs -> using this our brain develop a system of connected memories that interprets an event in a certain way giving is our perception.
Psychologists have developed various methods of cognition analysis that allows them to help their patients overcome their conditioning.
So going back if we analyze, there may be memories, experience, direct or indirect that may have contributed towards my love for technology and marketing.
With my constant focus on these things I love, and vision sorta thing I got cooking in the head, I’ve developed cognitive abilities to overcome the mental fatigue and effective find the solution.
This is a result of thinking and working on something over and over, which exposes my unconscious to certain ideas and experiences that creates effective cognitive abilities specific in my field.
These cognitive abilities working together as a system is my thinking process.
That’s the simplest I can do to explain my definition of it.
Anyway, so the next and a million dollar question that comes to mind:
Can we design our own thinking process or polish the one we already have?
See mostly we jump into things because we “think” it’s cool.
But there are deeper level of conscious perceptions, of which we’re not actually aware of, that affect this.
Sigmund Freud’s theory of ID, IGO and SUPER IGO is actually really fascinating on how it works. It’s also a great theory on how personality is developed.
Deeper level of data coded in different parts of our brain of which we are not aware of. It’s not not the data though but how our brain connects different memories to form a perception.
We are NOT aware of how it works.
It would beat its purpose if we do. We are not wired that way. Also we’re not wired to live in the world we are living right now.
Your Primitive Brain: We are wired to live in the world that no longer exists.
I recommend Desmond Morris’s book Human Animal to get started with research on this subject.
Anyway, let’s talk about our thinking process.
How impactful are they for you and the world, not just your world but THE world.
Case Study: How Did Einstein Think?
If you don’t wanna read the entire paper, here is the key take away:
We can learn just a little more from this glimpse of how Einstein thought. For Einstein had quite particular strengths. They lay in an acute physical intuition that guided him to the fertile physical ideas and revealing experimental results. As long as Einstein used those particular skills to drive his work, he produced one great success after another. He was the right thinker, with the right abilities, in the right place and time.
Then Einstein changed his thinking. He was no longer guided so much by physical intuition as by mathematical simplicity. As that change set in, Einstein’s work began to languish. He retreated more and more into a private world in which he spent decades searching for his unified field theory. While he did that, the mainstream of physics moved on to elaborate the quantum theory. Einstein did not follow. His physical instincts told him that this was not the fundamental theory; that was to be found by the mathematical path.
We might lament that Einstein’s work took this pathway. What might have happened had he continued to follow his older methods? We cannot know. However I suspect that not much would have emerged. Einstein’s physical instincts were the ones needed to develop relativity theory and his other successes.
SIDE NOTE or INTERPRETATION By Wayne: According to A.E: words and language are tools and techniques for expression and not internal analysis. The fact we think in a certain language etc has deep root for psycho-influence theory to take place i.e so we can explain it and gain the “reward” for being a smart ass in the tribe or get credit for that, hence the fantasy. <- these must be sought for laboriously later
As you can see, he shifted gear to a different thinking process as he moved forward, had new experiences and how people around him reacted to his action.
So I think the aforementioned theory stand correct IMO.
What we can conclude is that NOBODY is born smart or of high intellect.
It’s also not true that anyone who has extremely high achievement in certain field is more intelligent than the one who hasn’t.
The thinking process defines how we excel in our field to a significant degree.
So now what we all can agree upon is that in order to really crush it in your field one must have an effective thinking process THAT WORKS FOR HIM. Otherwise the cognitive fatigue will screw us over in long run.
So the next thing:
- How does one construct of figure out a thinking process?
- Is hacking a thinking process even possible?
- How should one test such a thing?
Also what I’ve noticed in this tiny experiment is that just because process A worked for person B, doesn’t mean it will work for you as well. You see that in part two of this post.
I have created a guide using my own example which I’ll be publishing as a part two of this analysis.
Subscribe or stay tuned for that.
In additional notes: Go and research on Cognitive Conditioning, States and Personalities and How perceptions are formed.