Hiya! Let’s dive straight into my subject of the day, which is deep thinking.
Why deep thinking? Do you know that many people today do not think deeply? The world has simply become too busy and crowded with too many things that oftentimes hours and days zoom pass us; with people too busy to provide time for some deep thinking. Don’t you agree with me? Just think about the clutter of information, I mean information overload we have in today’s environment. Every minute, hour and day we are surrounded by the internet, social media, the TV and other forms of entertainment that sometimes makes people stupid, lazy and unhealthy. Don’t blame me for using strong words. Of course I also know that there are vast potentials for good in those resources but probably only 5-10% of people harness those great opportunities. The rest simply entertain themselves and waste precious time while giving unwarranted revenues to some players and stakeholders in the digital world. It’s not bad to give a company revenue but also think about revenue coming into your pocket. Lean purses are not good!
When I talk about deep thinking I mean quality and critical thinking. I will try and keep it simple, without getting into very technical and mind-damaging definitions of deep thinking. By deep thinking I mean higher quality thoughts without distraction, with high concentration and focus. I’m not talking about multiples of random and superficial thoughts that simply overwork and heat that brain of yours for no apparent reason. I’m talking about useful and valuable thoughts. Deep thinking is hard work and this is probably the main reason why people avoid it as much as they can. Nevertheless, others are simply clueless about deep thinking. For the majority of people, the mind defaults to something usual within the comfort zone of thoughts and yet this kind of limited thinking has many disadvantages. It destroys potential, limits productivity and disorganizes peoples’ dreams with resultant lack of achievement and accompanying frustration. The mind could default to working, chatting, playing, watching etc., and not thinking.
For an entrepreneur, the lack of quality and deep thinking will reflect in many things in an enterprise. It’s easy to identify enterprises where nothing that resembles deep thinking exists. Don’t you think so? The majority of these are what I call accidental copy cats – enterprises whose owners just found themselves in business without much thought, planning, enthusiasm and passion, and of course quickly copying someone else possibly to the 100 % level, and just dragging by without creating any significant value. Nothing new; nothing unique – and everything is so plain. No mission and vision statement. There is no big agenda, no strategy but simply existence. In this situation, business success and growth hardly results. Even getting customer or client referrals is difficult because people do not see value in the products and services of the enterprise. Now, Mr. Entrepreneur, I don’t think you would like to own such an enterprise. This is why I’m writing about deep thinking today.
So, why do I state that successful entrepreneurship requires deep thinking?
As I conclude, let me quote what Isaac Asimov said; “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” The world needs wise entrepreneurs. Wise entrepreneurs are deep thinkers. Never allow the art and science of deep thinking to go extinct Mr. Entrepreneur! Are we together?
Respectfully – and till then,
The Wise Entrepreneur