As I mentioned recently, I have been reading The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin concurrently with listening to Life on Purpose. Ostensibly these books shouldn't necessarily overlap a lot but they really do.
Purpose. Motivation. Why. Mission Statement. Driving Force. There are lots of ways of labelling it but they all amount to very much the same thing.
"What is the reason behind everything that you do?"
A fascinating thought that ties together threads from so many books, blogs and discussions.
Productivity ninja, getting things done, deep work, the organized mind, finding flow, the critical thinking lectures, zen to done, peak performance, black box thinking. Only now do I realise that in their own way, all of them are tackling this question.
The next line in The art of learning is:
“I believe the answers to this question are the gateway to the most esoteric levels of elite performance.”
It’s not what you know but what you are able to do with that knowledge.
Any parents will understand the frustration associated with getting into a disagreement with someone who is using poor logic. Whether that is a tired toddler arguing that they don't like something that they have never tried before or a grumpy teenager refusing to tidy their room because their friends don't have to do it.
A good grasp of logic and the ability to apply critical thinking makes the world a better place.
Dr Chris Harper