10 Answers

  1. My thinking was most influenced by books and conversations with smart, extraordinary people who see the world differently from me.

    And, if you still need to look for such people and you and they don't always have time for conversations, then books are easier.

    After all, a book is also a conversation with an author who may even be dead. An opportunity to understand the thoughts of great people, to see the world through their eyes.

    My thinking in different time periods was influenced by:

    Conversations with Lucilius-Seneca

    The philosophy of stoicism, which is now very popular in the West and which is more than 2000 years old.

    Principles – Ray Dalio

    A unique chance to understand how an ordinary guy from an average family built the largest investment fund in history. The principles that Dalio describes and can then formulate for himself have changed my life.

    Transurfing – Vadim Zeland

    I reread the book 4 or 5 times already, and each time it only gets better. About how not to fight with life, but to choose happiness.

    I hope some of this will be useful to you. Good luck on your journey!

  2. First, ask yourself : “What I really want in this life, what attracts me.” And then strive for it. Perhaps your loved ones will not really agree with your choice. They will say: “This is impossible” or “This is just nonsense.” Or that an existence like this is the best thing you can think of. So it was with me. I always dreamed of traveling, but they said that with my illness it is impossible because it is written so. Once I came to the Alpine Club, then also to the Tour Club. I started training. They were not opposed to working out there, considering it fitness, but when it came to traveling, it was difficult to cope with them. And here is the result. Where is their fiction, and where is the reality. Everything began to happen not because the script was written by some people, but because I was striving for it.

    So listen to your feelings. Often, the tenets that you adhere to now are that “This is generally accepted” and not “What is true and good for you”.

    1. Read books on improving creativity, expanding your consciousness, and new approaches to life and productivity. Try to take a variety of books: if at least one of the ten books “resonates” – read it more deeply, and then start following its advice in life. At first, it will be difficult, even to the point of physical “withdrawal” and suddenly attacked pseudo-ailments – this is normal. Endure and fight your way through them.

    2. Enlist the support of someone who has already changed their life, or at least simply-a wise person who has already lived.

  3. We need to work on the sub! To read literature, play sports, to be honest, money rules the world. $ money there will be and thinking, and life will improve!

  4. There is no need to change thinking – thinking, “as a rather large phenomenon,” is actually the same thing. Each of us has a mindset, but not all of us are aware of it, so to speak, more or less in depth… Basically, we notice only some ripples of our real thinking, not the thinking itself.

    Therefore, the question should rather be like this: how to get to real living thinking, to gain a more complete, more voluminous perception of thoughts?

    All these “a la Carnegie” books that inflate and exploit the consumer fashion for “success”are full of psychological junk, and they mostly lead away from real thinking, providing a substitute for it in return. You just need to find and read the book “Anti-Carnegie”…

    Therefore, in order to get to your thinking, you need, in fact, to declare war on your non-thinking, automatism of your actions, actions, thoughts, feelings, sensations, even. You can try the technique of” distancing reality”, proposed at the time by the writer Viktor Shklovsky, when you look around the world as something seen for the first time, strange, unfamiliar and unknown…

    Seek and find. The rest, including the “improvement of life” – just a matter of technique, loving application of the acquired elastic living thinking in the right direction 🙂

    1. In fact, our characteristics, even the workings of cells in the brain, are the result of each person's genetic diversity. A unique molecule (DNA) contains everything that we are, what we will look like, how our brain will work, and much more(which parts of the brain will be developed, which will work in half, and which will experience problems). But genes can work differently (expressed) in different environmental conditions, so conditions can be changed by influencing the work of certain genes.

    2. Neurogenesis – the creation of cells of nervous tissue occurs in different ways, depending on age. Its most active peaks occur in adolescence, as well as after 20 and ends in different ways for everyone, around 30. Then it still happens, but not so actively.

    3. And naturally, the work of neurons and the connections between them affect how we think, make decisions, and perform certain actions.�

    4. Thinking is one of the abilities of a person. But different types of tasks affect different parts of the brain, so everyone performs them differently. Some people are better able to analyze financial markets, others are better able to count in their minds, and others are better able to explain the material in detail. You can, of course, train these skills. Our brain is quite plastic, again, until a certain age( later, of course, it occurs(neurogenesis), but not so actively and not in all areas), this means that we can develop some skills, learn something new. The skill of thinking is both a certain work of the brain and a set of certain skills.�

    5. The problem is that we have certain tendencies and abilities that are embedded in our genes, but they will work differently in different environmental conditions. We can learn something new, but not the fact that it is as effective as what we do best without much effort. When learning something new, we will lose the activity of some other neural connections that will be eliminated as unnecessary, the brain throws out everything that we do not need, and this leads to the fact that a person can forget something. To prevent this from happening, it is necessary that neurons constantly transmit signals, interacting with each other + new connections are created. This will develop not only thinking, but also other skills. �

    6. What do you need to do to develop your thinking skills? Eat properly and fully, get enough sleep, and exercise. Read books ( about thinking, for example), watch videos, and attend lectures. Something to learn, write, compose, craft, explore, play musical instruments, try yourself in different areas, walk new routes, try or smell something new and unusual, analyze your condition. Play games that make you think, analyze, and compare. Count, solve problems, find unexpected solutions, and so on. Do what you like best, developing the skills that interest you most. You think you can't live your life without logic, so you take a textbook and go through the tasks of � – study-use-voula.

  5. Dasha, if you mean to increase the intellectual component of your thinking in order to be able to solve more complex problems, then, frankly, it is not a fact that your life will become better from this.�

    The price you will pay for intelligence is misunderstanding on the part of your friends and family. You will almost stop empathizing and empathizing with other people. This is a personal experience. The fact is that developing intelligence, you develop the frontal lobes → developing the frontal lobes, you begin to use mirror neurons less (the frontal lobes “slow down” them) → less mirror neuron activity means less empathy for others. As a result, the level of isolation increases.�

    New results can be achieved in many different ways. First, try to simply identify what types of thinking you have, what you use frequently, and what you do best. And then start thinking about what you would like to change.

  6. Understand the problem of your thinking and solve it. From the question, it is not very clear what such a broad concept as thinking means to you and what specific goals are being pursued.

    It is quite possible that everything is banal, and behind this question lies “what would you like to read so that you can become successful without much effort”:)

    1. analyze your current thinking for automatic thoughts, the most hackneyed thinking patterns, cockroaches, complexes, and stereotypes that you are subject to, and, accordingly, carefully work through.

    2. what the person wrote from the approved response can be rounded up to “read a wide variety of literature in bulk, develop your horizons”. Not necessarily books, but articles, videos, and any other content. How do I search for this content and read it more effectively? I'll tell you if necessary. The main thing is to be able to include a pragmatist, they say ” interesting, of course, inspiring, but in real life, how to apply it?”. Be able to identify what is practically applicable. Fix the material. I myself sin by the fact that I often forget to practice. I know a lot of SECRETS about how to be successful, but I don't have time to check it out. Oh, someday…

    3. I consider here the concept of thinking in the everyday sense, so I will say that you can change your thinking and your life quite well by developing a couple of principles/strategies for yourself.�

    For example, from myself, I can recommend such a universal thing: constantly, several times a day, ask yourself questions: “what is my problem?” and “what is my goal?”. and several times in one sitting. It works at different levels of life, both domestic and global. It often helps to understand that you are thinking in the wrong direction at all and have been for a long time. Or instead of a short way to solve the problem, you are engaged in some incomprehensible garbage.

    Well, or else-arch-banal, but to be able to super clearly formulate a goal, super clearly prescribe each step to it. A minimum of any vague concepts in the formulation. You, the author, clearly have a problem with this 🙂

  7. In order to change your life, you need to change your consciousness, improve your health and nourish yourself with the energy to do all this. This is a grandiose task that all philosophical trends and religions of the world have worked on and continue to work on. We live in social stereotypes, our complexes, without realizing our essence, Being, and moment. Our consciousness is “flooded” with negative emotions, negative states, self-deceptions, and irresponsibility. For 90 % of our waking hours, we live unconsciously, but we are not in control of ourselves. Be aware of this. We live “in a dream”. We are not present in the moment, in our life. If you start to get interested in this topic and follow this path, you will find practices, people, and a school. It is very difficult to deal with this question yourself – you have to be at the level of Aristotle or something like that. Moreover, the interested part of people has already passed a certain path over thousands of years and has accumulated the necessary knowledge and experience. Awareness and presence to you on this path!

  8. Learn other people's thoughts (mostly through reading). Develop. Analyze other people's thoughts (mostly using their brains). Think about what's best for you personally (and what you think is better for your life). Take action.

Leave a Reply