Your first x10 thinking lesson …

Nothing on Earth is more powerful than lateral thinking.

x10 Thinking is an example of lateral thinking and this first lesson begins a journey of discovery that we will take together.

Now, here’s the #1 piece of advice I can give you to maximise the benefits of this training:

TIP: Try to do each DFQ

on the day I send it to you.

Sometimes life doesn’t allow you to do this, so, save them in a special mailbox on your device and catch up with those that you miss by the end of each week.

If you do this daily/weekly discipline then you WILL master the skills of lateral thinking and it will multiply your life by ten.

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We will start off x10 THINKING by helping you to understand some interesting and useful facts about basic cognitive neuroscience and the plasticity of your brain so you can upgrade your own thinking software … new apps for your brain. Scientists call this “thinking about thinking” or metacognition.

The School of Thinking Motto in Latin is:

NEMO NASCITUR SAPIENS ARTIFEX.

In English this motto is: 

'No-one is ever born a skilled thinker!' 

DFQ #01:

What useful meaning does this motto convey to you?

5,226 thoughts on “Your first x10 thinking lesson …

  1. The fact that no one is born as a skilled thinker means that each one of us has the ability to continue to develop this skill throughout our life time to a greater or lesser extent, using our life experience as input into this development process. As with all disciplines the more effort and repetition we put into our metacognition development the better the outcome will be; in turn enabling each of us to be able to make more informed and discerning decisons based on a proactive three dimensional assessment of the holistic information to hand (think of a sphere and looking at this from many different angles to understand many differnt viewpoints) rather than making a reactive and unsound judgement and decision (Blackhat thinking) based on a single two dimentional viewpoint.

    I can only begin to imagine the benefits (CVS2BVS) that could be gleaned for not only the development of mankind but also the planet we call home if metacognition was taught Globaly within the education curriculum.

  2. Here, we have an opportunity to deeply think about our own thinking. What an amazing opportunity! Let’s not waste it.

  3. its not an innate ability, its something you can, and do, learn how to do. you can learn to think. whats more you can learn to think better – ie become more skilled at it.

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