Posts Tagged ‘Thoughts’

PostHeaderIcon HOW THE MILLIONAIRES AND MIDDLE CLASS THINK?

By Vernalee
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Keith Cameron Smith in his book, “The Top 10 Distinctions between the Millionaires and the Middle Class” provides clear cut distinctions on how millionaires and the middle class populace think. Without question, we are and / or become what we think! Our thoughts eventually parlay into our actions.
As you examine Smith’s 10 Distinctions, you may be amazed at the specified thought processes; thus, demonstrating the importance of your mindset toward goal accomplishments. Let’s take a look.
Distinction # 10 Millionaires think long term.
The middle class thinks short term.
Distinction # 9 Millionaires talk about ideas.
The middle class talks about things and other people.
Distinction # 8 Millionaires embrace change.
The middle class is threatened by change.
Distinction # 7 Millionaires take calculated risks.
The middle class is afraid to take risks.
Distinction # 6 Millionaires continually learn and grow.
The middle class thinks learning ended with school.
Distinction # 5 Millionaires work for profits.
The middle class works for wages.
Distinction # 4 Millionaires believe they must be generous.
The middle class believes they can’t afford to give.
Distinction # 3 Millionaires have multiple sources of income.
The middle class only has one or two.
Distinction # 2 Millionaires focus on increasing their net worth.
The middle class focuses on increasing their paychecks.
Distinction #1 Millionaires ask themselves empowering questions.
The middle class asks disempowering questions.
Now then … What are you thinking?
What is your mindset? How rich (or poor) are you in your thinking? You have time to refocus. It’s never too late to change, if need be. Don’t be a wannabe! Don’t operate with Champaign taste on a beer budget! Realize your fullest potential – which may change your thoughts, habits, actions, and of course, your spending!
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PostHeaderIcon THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

By Vernalee
imageSometimes, it cannot always be business as usual.
Change is necessary to foster progress. For many, change poses a reluctance. Why upset the apple cart?
However, change is imperative in many situations, which brings me to one of my favorite management cliches: Thinking outside the box.
“Thinking outside the box is a metaphor that means to think differently, unconventionally, or from a new perspective.
It refers to novel or creative thinking. Originating in the 1970s and 1980s, this expression poses a challenge to solve the so-called “nine dots” puzzle, whose solution requires some lateral thinking. To think outside the box is to look further and to try not thinking of the obvious things, but to try thinking of the things beyond them.”
To do so may require a paradigm shift in our thought processes and our methodology to problem solving.
In that light, I share with you many wise sayings that will if no more encourage critical thinking.
Here goes:
* When nothing goes right … Go left.
* “Instead of thinking outside the box, get rid of the box.” (Deepak Chopra)
* Thinking is not enough, you have to act.
* The 6 thinking hats are: Thinking About Thinking; Data/Info; Creative Thinking; Benefits/Value/Logic; Critical Thinking; Feelings/Intuition, Hunches, Emotions.
* “Being able to think outside the box presupposes you were able to think in it.” (Bob Lutz).
* To live a creative life, we must loose our fear of being wrong.
* “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination.” (Albert Einstein).
As for me, I must – Think out loud; I must as they say, “put on my thinking hat(s).”
It is imperative that I move my agenda forward. I must get out the box and think out of the box … as needed.
If I don’t do it for me, who will! To “Vernalize” this point, I share with you one of my personal mottos: “If it is to be, it is left up to me.”
Photo credit: www.careerstrategyroadmap.com; Source: Wikipedia

PostHeaderIcon AN IDLE MIND IS THE DEVIL’S WORKSHOP

By Vernalee
imageDon’t be idle! Stay busy! Don’t allow your mind to be consumed with nothing! If you keep your mind occupied, you will have more time to be productive and less time to waste on people, places, and things that don’t matter; less time to be intruded by unwanted occupants. Entrance is difficult in a crowded field where there is limited space. Keep your mind occupied; keep the devil out! Don’t let evil thoughts make a home in your mind or heart. If you don’t think it, you can’t do it! Actions start from thoughts! Controlling your thoughts is important. Proverbs 4: 23-27 provides sound counsel:
23″Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it.
24 Keep your mouth free of perversity;
keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
25 Let your eyes look straight ahead;
fix your gaze directly before you.
26 Give careful thought to the paths for your feet
and be steadfast in all your ways.
27 Do not turn to the right or the left;
keep your foot from evil.”
Don’t let evil thoughts set up shop in your mind. Guard your thoughts. Listen to the cognitive insights pumped by your heart. Let them guide you. Be of strong courage to follow its dictates. Remember – What’s inside always flows out.

PostHeaderIcon THINKING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX

By Vernalee
imageSometimes, it cannot always be business as usual. Change is necessary to foster progress. For many, change poses a reluctance. Why upset the apple cart? However, change is imperative in many situations, which brings me to one of my favorite management cliches: Thinking outside the box.
“Thinking outside the box is a metaphor that means to think differently, unconventionally, or from a new perspective. It refers to novel or creative thinking. Originating in the 1970s and 1980s, this expression poses a challenge to solve the so-called “nine dots” puzzle, whose solution requires some lateral thinking. To think outside the box is to look further and to try not thinking of the obvious things, but to try thinking of the things beyond them.”
To do so may require a paradigm shift in our thought processes and our methodology to problem solving.
In that light, I share with you many wise sayings that will if no more encourage critical thinking. Here goes:
* When nothing goes right … Go left.
* “Instead of thinking outside the box, get rid of the box.” (Deepak Chopra)
* Thinking is not enough, you have to act.
* The 6 thinking hats are: Thinking About Thinking; Data/Info; Creative Thinking; Benefits/Value/Logic; Critical Thinking; Feelings/Intuition, Hunches, Emotions.
* “Being able to think outside the box presupposes you were able to think in it.” (Bob Lutz).
* To live a creative life, we must loose our fear of being wrong.
* “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination.” (Albert Einstein).
As for me, I must – Think out loud; I must as they say, “put on my thinking hat(s).” It is imperative that I move my agenda forward. I must get out the box and think out of the box … as needed. If I don’t do it for me, who will! To “Vernalize” this point, I share with you one of my personal mottos: “If it is to be, it is left up to me.”
Photo credit: www.careerstrategyroadmap.com; Source: Wikipedia

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