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C2B: Every idea used to be just a thought...but not vice versa
2-Minute Read: Thinking about your thoughts and reflecting on your reflections.
Hi friends 👋🏾
Happy Tuesday. Welcome to Issue 2 of Classroom-2-Boardroom.
Every Idea used to be just a thought.
Issue 2: Thinking about your thoughts and reflecting on your reflections.
Today is about something we all have in common- thinking. 🔥
👉🏾Not to sound like a broken record, but studies show that the human brain processes roughly 70,000 thoughts every day. 👌🏾
Imagine a soccer stadium during a major match filled to the brim. That’s you thinking about each person, in one day. 🔥🔥
Now, out of those 70,000 thoughts, very very few of them turn into ideas.👌🏾
👉🏾You see, not all thoughts turn into ideas but all ideas used to just be a thought.👈🏾
So my friends, ideas don’t start as “great ideas” but instead as recurring thoughts- the thoughts that keep you awake at night🕺🏾, give you that feeling in your stomach 🤒, and refuse to leave your mind. 🙅🏾♂️
But in a world where the destiny of social media rests on the shoulders of your mind, it’s harder than ever before to stay true to your thoughts. 🙅🏾♂️
Cause if you’re not thinking for yourself, someone else is likely thinking for you. 💯
But how do you create a room for great thoughts— by listening actively. 🎯
👉🏾When you speak, you say the things you know but when you listen, you learn the things you don’t know, whether you’re listening to your thoughts or others’. 💯🎯
Before now, I disagreed with Steve Jobs’ famous quote because I interpreted his quote as “Only the ones who are crazy enough to come up with ideas…”
But really, he was just referring to the thinking process, not ideation. 💯🚀
Have you heard the saying “the best ideas are borne out of experiences”?
That’s cause you’re more likely to think of things you’ve experienced than the ones you’ve not. 👌🏾
In most cases (not all), your experiences feed your thoughts which then feed your ideas. ✨
Sidebar: There’s a reason the book is titled “Think & Grow Rich”.
Finally, as you go about this journey called life, every now and then, take some time to think about your thoughts and reflect on your reflections.🚀🎯💯
Warning though…this kind of lifestyle requires you to turn down the noise, step away, and at times, pull back from the crowd.
But really, the price is worth the prize. 👌🏾🚀
👉🏾Remember, my friend, not all thoughts turn into ideas but all ideas used to just be a thought. 💯
Next week, we’ll dive into ideas.
Quote of the Week: You guessed right.🙅🏾♂️🕺🏾
Only the ones who are crazy enough to [think] they can change the world are the ones who truly do.
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