Beliefs are powerful: The beliefs
we have about how the world works often have very emotional origins. These emotions can change how we make decisions, form habits and develop skills.
our need for consistency is
stronger than just about any other intrinsic need we have. People will behave in a manner that is consistent with their previously existing self-concept, even when this behavior is unrewarding to them otherwise. Prescott Leaky
Do you have any sacred
cows? Sometimes an idea loses it’s meaning over time, but isn’t abandoned because of the investment in it’s past. These ideals are often so immune to criticism that those who challenge them are ignored or marginalized.
Visual Thinking Tip 8: Start
a visual thinking school • Schedule it - Set aside dedicated time • Be holistic - It’s not just drawing, not just brainstorming • Set objectives - What do you intend to learn
Getting Started: A Basic Visual
Thinking Toolkit • Diamond (Decision) • Vertical Lines • Spiral (Change in Direction) • Horizontal Lines • Circle (harmony) • Circles • Direction (arrow) • Spirals • Straight • Wavy Lines • Triangle (Relationship) • Jagged Lines • Star (success)