Can you name three of your core values right now? If not, don’t worry. Not everyone can. But
Flipping Your Thinking
“In a rapidly changing world, the most crucial skill
may be the ability to rethink and unlearn.” - Adam Grant
As Pancake Day approaches, is it time to FLIP your thinking?
Did you know that it is possible to flip your thinking and retrain your brain?
Learning how to rethink and unlearn is a skill, and in the rapidly changing world we live in, it’s important that we are able to make the unconscious - conscious. It’s crucial that we take time to reflect, explore and become aware of our thought processes, limiting beliefs, inner voice and the narratives we often believe.
One of my favourite books is by Wharton's top-rated professor and #1 bestselling author, Adam Grant; ‘Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know’ - this book was listed as a Times Self-Help Book of the Year!
Adam helps the reader to discover the critical art of rethinking and explores how questioning your opinions can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life.
He says; “Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, the most crucial skill may be the ability to rethink and unlearn. Recent global and political changes have forced many of us to re-evaluate our opinions and decisions. Yet we often still favour the comfort of conviction over the discomfort of doubt, and prefer opinions that make us feel good, instead of ideas that make us think hard. Intelligence is no cure, and can even be a curse. The brighter we are, the blinder we can become to our own limitations.”
Adam offers bold ideas and rigorous evidence to show how we can embrace the joy of being wrong and encourages us to take time to go within and rethink topics.
Think Again is an invitation to let go of stale opinions and prize mental flexibility, humility, and curiosity over foolish consistency, stating; “If knowledge is power, knowing what you don't know is wisdom.”
So, is it time for us all to flip our thinking? To be open minded? To challenge our thinking? To unlearn assumptions? To choose courage over comfort? To be clearer about what we stand for and ultimately be kinder?
Our brains are powerful and our thoughts are life changing and world impacting!
Brené Brown, Ph.D. said of the book; “Yes, learning requires focus. But, unlearning and relearning requires much more -- it requires choosing courage over comfort. In THINK AGAIN, Adam Grant weaves together research and storytelling to help us build the intellectual and emotional muscle we need to stay curious enough about the world to actually change it. I've never felt so hopeful about what I don't know.”
I totally recommend this book.
If you would like support in how to reconsider, rethink, reevaluate and reimagine… coaching is a safe space for you to really dig deep, reflect and get to the root of why we believe what we do, why it is so important to us, and why we are sometimes so steadfast to hold on to those ideas and beliefs…
Our coaching fundamentals course is a great place to start, this course is designed for people looking to find out more about coaching. Modules include; the Neuroscience behind Behavioural change, What Is Coaching, as well Positive Psychology… and much more. This is for you if you are new to coaching and want to build a better understanding of what it is, develop your own self-coaching tools and coaching mindset and use a coaching approach in your conversations.