Written by: Eva Medilek, Executive Contributor
Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.
Knowledge is power. But it’s only powerful if you know how to use it. Forget about the right way to use your knowledge. The right way has to be mixed with your own way. That’s how you get the balance of not only what to think but how to think.
If you think like everyone else, you’ll probably be like everyone else. If that’s what you want, then that’s fine. But when you know you are special, and you have your own unique set of skills and abilities, you get to carve out your own path to success.
There’s a difference between knowing how to think and being told what to think. Engage your mind and experiences to create new levels of success. Use your own decisions, successes, and failures as a jumping-off point to elevate your thinking and results.
If you want to get to the next level of high performance, knowing how to think is what will set you apart. If you follow the normal way, the way everyone else in thinking, you can be very good at what you do but will not develop the skills to manage when things veer from the norm.
Are you confident and bold enough to believe that different doesn’t mean that you are wrong? Are you lighting your own fire or waiting for someone to light it for you or tell you how to light it? Your creativity, curiosity, and the ability to think for yourself are the spark to light your own unique fire.
“When you know what to think, you are ready to compete. When you know how to think, you are ready to win.” Tim S. Grover…Winning
In school, you are taught what to think. You are taught a subject and then tested on that subject. As an adult, your life and your experiences give you lessons in how to think. In life, you are tested first, and then the lesson is learned.
Learning how to think for yourself creates independence. In the self-help and personal development space, you have mentors and gurus that will show you what worked for them and how they did it. That’s all well and good, but how will you know if that knowledge and doing it exactly that way will work for you? You won’t know until you try it and adapt it to work for you.
Become so involved in the process of learning so that you can create your own thoughts, ideas, and solutions for your own unique circumstances. With your own knowledge, you can create your own ideas on how you can advance your career and up-level your success without needing permission or validation from anyone.
If you are looking for a key to unlock your solutions, there is no key. There is, however, a combination lock, and it’s your responsibility to figure out the winning combination. When you can elevate your level of expertise and thinking, you’ll be able to figure out what combination will crack the code for your success.
Then when you are faced with unexpected obstacles, you will be able to adapt, pivot, get creative and think differently about how to overcome the challenges that get in the way of you achieving your dreams and goals.
That’s when you’ll have true innovative confidence. That’s taking responsibility. That’s how you learn to think for yourself. That’s how you will reach your next level of success.
Eva Medilek, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine
Eva Medilek is a Certified High-Performance Coach, International Speaker, Author and Inclusivity Coach. She has coached both men and women in the areas of personal development, leadership and mastering habits for success in their personal and professional lives.
She specializes in helping busy professionals have more money, time, and success without sacrificing health, well-being and relationships in the process.
She uses her personal experiences along with her leadership, relationship and high-performance training to teach you how to have it all without sacrificing it all.