MY TWO CENTS:
I just started reading a new book this week by one of my favorite authors on the topics of leadership, John Maxwell. This book, entitled How Successful People Think, is already having an impact on me…and I’ve only read the introduction.
In the introduction to his book, Mr. Maxwell shares three truths about changing our thinking that establish a solid foundation for the work of developing our thinking muscles. Here they are:
- Changed thinking is not automatic.
- Changed thinking is difficult.
- Changed thinking is worth the investment.
In support of those truths, Mr. Maxwell shares quotes from two of the most prolific thinkers of the 20th Century that stuck a chord with me. Here they are with the hope that they’ll prompt some deep thinking in our readers:
- “Thinking is hard work; that is why so few do it.” – Albert Einstein
- “More gold has been mined from the thoughts of man than has ever been taken from the earth” – Napoleon Hill
As our firm grows and our opportunity to make an impact in people’s lives increases, I find myself thinking a fair amount about a number of important topics. In full transparency, I find myself wondering at times if I’m thinking correctly about a topic or deeply enough to consider all of the implications of a decision. I’m excited to dig into the wisdom Mr. Maxwell has to share, and we’ll commit to passing along some nuggets to our readers that may be of value. If you have some tricks that you use to work out your thinking muscles, we’d love to have you share them with us, too.
Make it a great week!
Scott Cousino, CFP®, CEPA®