If you want to get more from your moments, to really engage in your moments, then ask yourself, “What should I be thinking about?” And put your mind back into the moment.
This is a guest post by Art Markman, PhD, on how to use Smart Change to be healthy, wealthy, and happy. Art is author of the book, Smart Thinking: Three Essential Keys to Solve Problems, Innovate, and Get Things Done. I asked Art if he could share with us what he knows about using our brains to get over our humps and build better habits.
If you know the sources of beliefs, you can model the beliefs that help you foster excellence. But where do beliefs come from? And, why do some people have beliefs that push them toward success while others have beliefs that only help them to fail?
In Mastermind: How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes, Maria Konnikova teaches you how to apply the thinking methods and techniques of Sherlock Holmes to your everyday life. In a nutshell, Maria Konnikova puts twenty-first century neuroscience and psychology on your side. With some self-awareness and a little practice, you can sharpen our perceptions, solve difficult problems, and enhance your creative powers. By walking through the science of memory, creativity, and reasoning, and using Sherlock Holmes to bring the ideas to life, Maria Konnikova helps you master your own mind.
In The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking, Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird explain how smart people solve hard problems.
If you want to get better at math or do it faster in your head, so you can do better at work or do better in school, there’s a way to do so. One of the things my Dad taught me early on was to do math in my head, whenever I could. He taught me to round things to 10s, 100′s, 1000s, and to re-arrange the math and break it down if it was, too complex.