Uncertainty and change is part of life

 

It has been gratifying to see so many focusing on embracing the uncertainty of the future and start to design and navigate their way forward instead of looking into the rear view mirror for inspiration.

I’d like to end the year with a quote from Brain & Culture by Bruce E Wexler that I think goes a long way toward explaining the “deceptiveness” of our thinking and why we struggle to make the best possible decisions when confronted with difficult issues.

“During the first part of life the brain and mind are highly plastic, require sensory input to grow and develop, and shape themselves to the major recurring themes of the environment. By early adulthood, the mind and brain have a diminished ability to alter those structures … much of the brain activity is then devoted to making the environment conform to the established structures.”

 

 

/ News, Thinking Better, Uncertainty

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Frank Connolly is the Principal of “Think Quick”, a business that adds value through thinking differently. His work history covers all sectors and includes initiatives that have yielded bottom line benefit in the 10’s of millions of dollars.

Current clients range from Exxon-Mobil to Government Depts within Australia to Global NGO’s.

Much of his working life has been split between Australia, the South Pacific and Asia where he has trained and facilitated Lateral Thinking techniques, and been acknowledged by Edward de Bono as one of the foremost practitioners of the de Bono thinking methods worldwide.

Frank believes strongly that if we can improve the way we think, the actions that follow also improve.

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