Skill is an ability that has been acquired from training. Life is not worth living without thinking skill. Though, thinking is a challenging task just as one of the best thinkers in the history of the world Albert Einstein asserted “Thinking is hard work; that’s why so few do it”. That is true especially when positive and productive is involved. But the good news is that positive and productive thinking can be learned. The following will help you:
Acknowledge the purpose of this skill: the reason why human being abuse anything is because they lack the knowledge of how useful it might be. Sense of purpose generate passion, commitment and perseverance, and these three are source of motivation which give birth to stubborn focus. All together keep you glue to your dreams and goals.
Desire this skill with passion: It is always difficult – I don’t want to use the word impossible – to acquire something(skill) you don’t desire. Bishop David Oyedepo said “until a task is a must, no one can take most of it. Your desire had the ability to make a task a must.
Make asking question an habit: Questions lead to answer, inquiries lead to discoveries. When said asking questions, I mean asking oneself questions. An attempt to provide answer to these question dive you into thinking mode. Take for example, millions of people saw apples fall from apple tree, but only Newton asked why? And in attempt to find an answer to his question, he discovered the law of gravity. How Newton’s law has impacted this world cannot be stress enough.
Associate yourself with imagination stirring people and things: make yourself available to things and people that get your thinking process started. Read book – motivational, stories, fiction, spiritual. Listen to tapes. As iron sharpen iron, Surround yourself with good thinkers that can stir your imaginations. Go after things that will stretched your thought
Think on paper: this is another way to improve your thinking skill. Just the way human being prefer to stay in a place they are celebrated to where they are relegated. The same way we love doing things that gives us sense of purpose. After a deep thought, writing the ideas generated from your thought gives us a sense of purpose – writing in the context is not necessarily writing a book or even an easy but just write for yourself.