349 thoughts on “#019 THINK

  1. It’s hard to think when there is too much ‘noise’ – phones, interruptions, constant meetings, emergency situations. For me, my best thinking comes early in the morning when the ‘noise’ of the day hasn’t started and my brain takes leaps and bounds.

  2. I need to think about seizing the day, don’t wait for opportunity to come to you, create your own opportunity. Be proactive and do not procrastinate!

  3. I need to think about ascending to a higher role. First how to achieve it and then how to improve all aspects of the role for both myself and everyone around me.

  4. I need to think on what is important right now and stay focused on the movement, not to get side tracked on other areas.

  5. I need to think about the best way to deal with a probationary staff member
    these thoughts open up so many different avenues of thought that need to be addressed without losing sight of my original thought needs

  6. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Acting together with thinking creates movement. Having knowledge and retaining it has no value, having knowledge and acting on it creates value. Creating purpose stimulates thinking which is followed by actions in both the concious and subconscious minds. So the question is, to what extent can a person steer the way of his/her destiny through thinking and acting?

  7. How my team are integrated into the wider organisation.
    How can my team best support the organisation.
    Movement through this information involves stakeholder consultation, referencing evidence, mapping processes, just to name a few!

  8. asking questions and keeping an open mind can create movement
    being open to new opportunities
    trying different things

  9. Concious thinking and conscious movement together. Get up when thinking walk and think throw a ball and think but do something.

  10. I think different inertia needs to be applied at the right times. Power = apply strength/force in the shortest distance/time. At work, this could represent decision making (especially the difficult ones). Other times, more subtle movement is better: carefully thought out words (e.g. advice). Think before speaking…

  11. I need to find a filter that allows me to put my best effort on the work that matters without letting the work I do with minimal effort result in failure or worse crisis. There are so many people requesting my time I need to find a solution that involves them in helping me willingly with my movement through the data.

  12. I often find myself thinking about hindsight and what I would have done differently. What I would rather think about is how my thinking in hindsight can help my actions in the future rather than what I could have done better in the past.

  13. Its fun to think about the future, where might you/your family/your team/your organisation be in 5 or 10 years, and what can you do to either avoid a poor outcome or help achieve a good one.

  14. i need to think about the next steps to my career path
    I need to think about how to take the next steps
    I can get movement through this information by tapping into resources and people to aid direction

  15. think & act irrespective of the right or wrong. There is no indicator of right – inspiring to act in any which way to create a movement

  16. I need to think about my priorities. I need to create personal goals and time frames to achieve these goals in.

  17. I need to think about space. The space available to me in life. I also need to think about how I want to use that space. Whether I want some of it as a retreat; some as a recharging station; a launching pad; a space to connect with others. I need to think about how to become more aware of it and use it wisely.

  18. I need to think about where the world is headed and where I fit in. I get my movement by creating my own place in it and forging forward.

  19. lots of thoughts to chanel into whats important.
    What moment do i want to have next ?
    Need to think about the long haul……. set it up is the movement

  20. The specific actions I can take to be more effective, potential and actual responses and how I can adjust my actions accordingly.

  21. How can educators who teach in primary school be equipped well enough for transformative teaching in rural subsaharan Africa.

    What will have to happen for rural primary school students to have enthusiasm towards technology driven learning material?

    I’m writing down all my thoughts on these issues and then share with others so that I can tap into their BVSs

  22. I need to think about the checks towards the BVS, the hypotheses being tested, what I will measure and how quickly I can get started.

  23. I need to think about the questions I am asking myself. I need to imagine a guardian is standing at the front of my mind keeping out lousy questions and only letting in good quality questions. I can get movement from this by deliberetly creating a list of good questions that I can ask myself when I need to escape from my current questions. For example, what can I learn from this? did I give my all? if I didn’t give my all, what can I do better next time?

  24. I’m working my way through the bugs that always come up when you’re building something new. Dev is always changing as new devices and new versions of the basic tools arise. When I get stuck I do something else, from grunt work to graphics design, from playing a game to cooking dinner. Usually I get an idea about how to take a new approach to move the situation by the time I’m done. Occasionally I have to sleep on it.

  25. I need to think about my priorities. I need to also think about my families priorities and where we are aligned or not aligned. For example, how much do I want to be working vs how much time should I focus on my family?Businesses say they care about their employees work/life balance, but this is BS. Really they only care about what you have achieved for them.

  26. I need to think about what will motivate me to act. As stated previously “when in doubt do something”. Some people think instead of acting.

  27. I need to think about the future. I need to be prepared to make changes to my lifestyle which will have the effect of having changes on other people. I need to take responsibility for affecting other peoples lives. If you are embracing change this creates movement.

  28. I need to think about my ultimate goal for my career [which is to open my own office]. I also need to think about taking on this task in small steps. This lessens my anxiety and I feel encourage to take action on those small steps that will move me towards my ultimate goal.

  29. I like to get movement by getting a large dump of information from wherever I can. For example, if I am hiring for a new position in the organisation, I look at at least 20-30 current job advertisements for the same position to get ideas I have never thought about regarding the position.

  30. Start do notice think
    One can use what has been done, what has been noticed and other provocations to think about what has been learned and what could be done going forward

  31. I think about, clearly state and understand my CVS. I then clearly state my BVS. I will also be open to other possibilities as well. I then seek out people that already doing what I want to achieve and see how they’re doing it. I think how can I benefit from their experiences? How can I get them to teach me, mentor me or guide me to a better way of resolving my chllanges?

  32. I start with what is available and i do it. During doing it and after getting it done, i can notice the gap between what i need and what i get , then i think how to bridge the gap , or take a doable alternative.
    In this phase , i have a chance to start again with the alternative.

  33. Think? How do I escape from my CVS? I want to think about what I want to dedicate the next half of my life. I am thinking of a reboot – a qualitative break from what I am currently doing to something different. I am thinking – what I start anew? Iinstead of working to deepen the current well, what if I start a new hole. Will it be worthwhile? Will I regret it?

  34. There’s an excellent French idiom: “faire avancer le schmilblick” (to make the schmilblick move ahead”). The word ‘schmilblick’ was created in the 1950s by French humorist Pierre Dac and is now synonymous with ‘thing’.

    To me, this idiom means that everything we do or think should be making the schmilblick move, whatever the schmilblick represents to you or I. Everything is movement, the body, the mind, your time, and the moment one stops, entropy kicks in.

    So for every idea I have, I need to pair it with action, if not, it’s just a mental entropy.

  35. Newton’s first law of motion “An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.” Objects tend to keep on doing what they’re doing. It is the natural tendency of objects to resist changes in their state of motion – their CVS. It is natural to protect the current view and not be wrong. Fear (of being wrong, being embarrassed) can lead to fight or flight (movement) I find for me it leads to freeze (inertia) I need to think about the switch, the escape from the current view. The switch CVS2BVS is the “unbalanced force”

  36. L’expression “faire avancer le schmilblick” est tout à fait appropriée, avec un ou des objectifs vers lesquels avancer. Pour se mettre soi-même en mouvement, à chacun de trouver sa stratégie personnelle. Si cette stratégie n’est pas efficace (instrument de mesure, le degré de procrastination), trouver le moyen d’en changer et c’est la qu’il faut remarquer tout ce qui doit l’être dans sa propre façon de faire, même ce qu’on ne peut ou ne veut pas voir.
    Faire avancer une affaire dans laquelle d’autres personnes sont impliquées est une tout autre histoire mais cela me remet en mémoire une suggestion entendue il y a fort longtemps : provoquer un léger déséquilibre, juste suffisant pour que la ou les personnes concernées doivent faire un pas afin de rétablir leur équilibre, puis, lorsqu’elles auront fait ce premier pas, espérer (faire en sorte !) qu’elles fassent le pas suivant.

    The phrase “advance the schmilblick” is quite appropriate, with one or more goals to move forward. To put yourself in motion, everyone to find his own strategy. If this strategy is not effective (measuring instrument, the degree of procrastination), find the way to change it and it is the one that must be noticed all that must be in its own way of doing, even what we can not or do not want to see.
    Advancing a case in which other people are involved is a different story but it reminds me of a suggestion heard a long time ago: to cause a slight imbalance, just enough for the person (s) involved to take a step to restore their balance, then, when they have taken that first step, hope (make sure!) that they take the next step.

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