Tuesday, January 21, 2014
day 16 video concerned willpower. Siebold contends that it is the ONLY thing you need to reach your goals.
What I'm taking away from this video is another look at thinking styles:
Negative thinking is seeing the negative aspect of anything. It is based on fear and is used to avoid being hurt or disappointed. (emotion can cloud logic)
Positive thinking is seeing the positive aspect of anything. It is used to protect by seeing the good in everything. These people have more courage because they are often ridiculed as being delusional or "Pollyanna-ish." This is also based on emotion, which can cloud logic.
Critical thinking is considering both the negative and positive aspects of anything and reaching a conclusion based on the objective reality devoid of emotional interference. The conclusion may be positive, negative or a combination of both. This type of thinking is based primarily on logic. It is a more accurate picture of the way things really are.
I can think of instances when I've thought in each style. I must continue to monitor myself and see if there is a predominant style...