For thousands of years much has been written about thinking. Every culture has its explanations, philosophies, methods and myths. In recent decades, the development of the digital world and the discoveries of cognitive science have provided us with even more powerful insights.
In this lesson we present you with a simple theory of thinking that you can understand immediately and begin to put into practise.: ESCAPE + SEARCH = THINK …
The Theory of Thinking is e + s = t
ESCAPE + SEARCH = THINK
Thinking, in any situation, is escaping from your current view of the situation (cvs), and searching for a much better view of the situation (bvs).
(PIC: Michael teaching E+S=T to a business group in Shanghai in May 2008)
The Current View of the Situation (cvs)
can never be equal to
the Better View of the Situation (bvs)
Escape from your cvs
and search for a bvs!
You can search for a bvs that is
ten times better than your cvs.
(cvs X10 = bvs)
If we can escape from our current viewpoints, thinking patterns, righteousness and established ways of doing things–our CVS–we can then take a quantum leap ahead of our own experience and jump to ‘a much better way’–a BVS.
Sometimes I call this Kangaroo Thinking because we can experiment and we can innovate in leaps and bounds.
cvs2bvs, the Universal Brain Software, frees the brainuser to hop across parallel universes with tenpower.
cvs2bvs also allows the brainuser to switch from one parallel universe to another.
Search! Search! Search! Seek and find. Look beyond your cvs. Ask! Ask! Ask!
Search for alternatives, options and possibilities because there is ALWAYS a BVS!
There are always many, many different ways of looking at any particular situation. Whatever it is that we are currently doing, someone else, somewhere, is already doing it a “much better way”. Once we escape from the CVS–the current way–we can search for the BVS–the much better way.
we can always change the way we look at things.
Thinking is a skill. To become proficient in escaping from your CVS and searching for a BVS (the much better way) always involves practice and repetition–at least ten times–if we are to build new cognitive patterns and acquire skill and virtuosity.