Only by breaking the inertia of thinking can we see a different world and move towards a better self.
before starting today's topic, let's take a look at this set of equations:
1, 1, 2, 1, 3, 4, 1, 5, 7, 1, 6, 18, 1, 1, 3, 4, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 7, 1, 6, 18, 1.
when you see this set of equations, your brain's intuition will instantly tell you: it's impossible!
but if you think about it a little bit and put a unit after each number, it becomes the following equation:
1 li + 1 li = 1 km;
1 month + 2 months = 1 quarter;
3 days + 4 days = 1 week;
5 months + 7 months = 1 year;
6 hours + 18 hours = 1 day.
now this set of equations is completely true!
thus it can be seen that people's brain is often affected by past habits and experiences, thus producing intuitive judgments on some problems, which is inertia thinking.
so every time we encounter a problem, we often say "impossible" instead of asking a few more "why".
A person's way of thinking often determines the way he sees the world, as well as the trajectory of his life.
break the inherent inertia of the brain, let the mind turn, a lot of things you do not understand, can not understand will be easily solved.
when Theodore Roosevelt ran for office, he was going to make a beautifully bound brochure to win votes.
then, all 3 million brochures were printed, and when they were ready for distribution, the staff suddenly found that:
there is a picture of Roosevelt, copyrighted under the title "Moffet Studio in Chicago".
now a big problem is coming. The campaign trip is about to begin, and there is not enough time to reprint the brochure.
and if it is distributed without authorization, it will not only lead to a "scandal", but the office will also pay US $1 per copy, totaling US $3 million in royalties.
if it were you, how would you solve this problem?
find a negotiator to negotiate the price of copyright payment directly? May be severely "blackmailed".
the photo that tore up 3 million brochures? May waste a lot of manpower and material resources, and time is not allowed.
enforce it in your own capacity? Then the campaign may be coming to an end before it begins.
if you directly put yourself in a more passive position, you will have the inherent thinking of "hitting hard", which will lead to the loss of both sides.
and this matter was finally solved easily by a staff member named George Perkins, and made a small profit.
he sent a telegram to the photography studio:
"We plan to distribute millions of pamphlets with pictures of President Roosevelt, which will have a huge publicity effect on the studios that provide the photos.
how much are you willing to pay us if we use your photos? Please call me back soon. "
soon, Moffet studio called back:
"We have never done this kind of transaction before, and as things stand, we are willing to pay $250."
Perkins changed from the "buyer" mode of thinking to the "seller" mode of thinking, from the passive situation to the active situation, easily solved the urgent needs, and achieved a win-win situation to a certain extent.
anything, if you look at it from a different point of view, it will lead to different ways and results.
when intuition leads us into a dilemma, it also means that it is a good opportunity to break the situation. As long as you turn your mind, you will find a new "good path".
in the 1990s, the British Library moved from the old one in London to the new one in St Pancras.
you should know that this library is one of the largest academic libraries in the world, with a collection of more than 13 million volumes.
it is estimated that such a large amount of work, manpower, material and financial resources will cost about 3.5 million pounds!
the new building has just been completed, and the British Library does not have so much savings. As the rainy season is coming, if we do not move, the loss will be even greater!
when the curator was at his wit's end, a young librarian came to him and said to him:
"I have an idea, and just give me 1.5 million pounds."
the next day, there was such a news in the newspaper:
"from now on, the British Library is open to the general public free of charge and unlimited. However, due to the relocation of the library, borrowers are requested to return the books to the designated new library."
in this way, the British Library has completed 90% of the book relocation in just one or two months.
the manual relocation of the remaining books has completed the seemingly impossible task without even using up the change of 1.5 million pounds.
when the road of "moving books" does not work, it is changed to the mode of thinking of "borrowing and returning books".
borrowing from the old library and returning from the new library has not only made the British Library recognized by the whole people, but also made the young librarian a millionaire.
there is a saying in the Book of changes: "if you are poor, you will change; if you change, you will change; if you change, you will be familiar with it for a long time."
when one thing doesn't make sense and one road doesn't work, let your mind turn around and look at the problem from a different point of view.
when you jump out of your inherent frame of thinking and know how to "change", all your troubles will naturally "understand".
if you turn your mind around, you can have an effect of four or two times.Fruit.
so how can we cultivate our own level of thinking and improve our ability of thinking transformation?
1. Get rid of empiricism
and the emergence of black swans has overturned people's inherent understanding for thousands of years and brought a great impact on their worldview.
Taleb wrote in Black Swan:
"Human beings always put too much faith in experience, but do not know that the presence of a black swan is enough to subvert everything."
and this world is not just a black swan, the emergence of any new idea is enough to make the whole world tremble.
Galileo, who is only 20 years old, did the experiment of the leaning Tower of Pisa and finally proved that objects of different weights would land at the same time after falling from the same height, thus overturning Aristotle's erroneous assertion that had lasted for more than 1800 years.
at the age of 40, Copernicus put forward the heliocentric theory, which negated the groundless and influential geocentric theory with scientific observation, and changed man's misunderstanding of nature for more than 1400 years.
Darwin discovered the defects of his own theory of evolution in his later years, and he kept overthrowing himself and learning and studying all his life.
only by getting rid of empiricism can we break the shackles of thinking and jump out of the rut of intuition and experience.
2, from "impossible" to "how to do"
people's cognition determines the world they see. When something is beyond the scope of cognition, people's intuitive thinking will tell you "impossible"!
Don't say "impossible" first, try to think about "how to make it possible" first.
Zweig talks about such an interesting example in the fall of Byzantium.
when Mahomet captured Byzantium, he was unable to exert his strength because his fleet was not in the inner harbor.
so he made a bold and absurd decision to let the fleet cross the mountains and sea from the outside to the inner harbor.
according to all the experience of the world, ships can only sail in the water, and the fleet crossing mountains and mountains is so strange that the Byzantines did not consider this possibility strategically.
Mahomet prepared countless logs for the carpenter to make a giant sled, fixed the ship to it, and then used gunfire to cover the fleet over the mountains to reach the inner harbor, and finally won.
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the inherent thinking here is that "ships cannot climb over mountains and mountains". Mahomet is not eager to deny its possibility, but to break it and think about how to achieve it.
but the Byzantines became prisoners of ideas and ideas, concealed the shackles of thinking with the impossible, and inevitably went to the fall.
3. Think about problems in each other's position
everyone's thinking and perspective are different. If you can stand in each other's position and think about problems, you will often see each other's needs.
when you meet the other person's needs, you can finally realize your own needs.
motivational guru Napoleon Hill needed to hire a secretary, and letters poured in after the job advertisement was posted.
these letters all have a similar beginning:
"I saw your advertisement in the newspaper. I hope I can apply for this position."
he was disappointed until he saw a letter:
your advertisement will certainly attract hundreds of cover letters, and I'm sure your work must be so busy that you don't have enough time to read it carefully.
therefore, you only need to dial this number gently, and I will be happy to come and help you organize your letters so as to save your precious time. "
Napoleon Hill undoubtedly called back her number and later said with emotion:
"people who know how to think of others can really look at problems, think about problems, and really help others solve problems from the standpoint of others, and the world is yours."
the stone wall is easy to destroy, but the heart wall is difficult to tear down.
if you blindly cling to the high wall of thinking, you will only keep locking yourself and standing still.
but only by breaking the inertia of thinking can we see a different world and move towards a better self.
, may the future be smooth and unhindered!
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