“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
“We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.”
“Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking” ~Albert Einstein
Leaders who spend time thinking separate themselves from others. If a leader wants to go to the next level then they need to spend time thinking. The people who grow and learn but do not think will have wasted potential. If you want to fulfill your purpose, solve problems, and have fresh ideas, then spend time thinking. The potential of a leader will be determined by the amount of time they spend thinking.
It’s hard for me to spend time thinking, because I want to go and do not sit down and clear my mind to think new thoughts (this is true for most leaders). But I know that in order to reach my potential I need to think. I spend time thinking on leadership, strengths, communication, and personal development. because these are passions in my life. Most of what I teach, write, and talk to others is about the thoughts I have thought because of spending time to think.
When leaders spend time thinking they enlarge their thought and gain new insights. Leaders should spend time thinking on areas of strengths and passions. Leaders who spend time thinking grow their potential for success. Do you spend time thinking? Do you think about your strengths and passion on a regular basis?