Change Your Habits to Achieve Success – Successful Routines of Original Thinkers.
When you think of ‘original thinkers’ who comes to mind? DaVinci? Henry Ford? Steve Jobs? Elon Musk? Robin Williams?
Original thinkers can be found throughout history in all fields of study: philosophy, business, science, technology, and the arts. Original thinkers are nonconformists who are not only creative themselves, but champion new ideas and aren’t afraid to put it all on the line to see what happens. They’re the risk-taking innovators, creators and conceptualizers that shape our world.
What sets them apart from the rest of us? Not that much as it turns out.
If you want to nurture and develop the original thinker inside you here are several tips to get you started based on how the venerable original thinkers behave.
Original thinkers don’t shy away from bad ideas. No idea is a bad idea if it gets them closer to their goal. Think of digging for gold. You have to bust a LOT of rock to find a few measly morsels. The same thing goes for finding that great idea. You have to bust a lot of bad ideas before discovering the golden one.
They have doubts too, but they manage them differently. They don’t personalize doubt - they doubt the idea, not themselves. Doubt becomes a solvable problem rather than a character flaw.
Original thinkers have fear too. They fear failure. They’re afraid of embarrassing themselves. They fear looking foolish. But their fear of not trying outweighs those other fears. That motivates them to take risks in spite of the fear.
They’re always on the lookout for a better option. Whether it’s a user-friendlier web browser, more efficient operating procedures, or an electric car design, original thinkers don’t accept the status quo. They take initiative to improvement upon it.
Original thinkers aren’t that different than the rest of us. By learning to embrace bad ideas, procrastination, fear, and doubt, you can be more like the original thinkers and shape your own success.