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We have all felt stumped by a question at some point in our life. Be that in an exam, interview, a social situation, or even when a student or our own child has given us “brain fade”. This makes us feel like the question is almost unanswerable leaving us dazed, flustered and confused. Confusion can sometimes be subjective to a situation, but mostly it’s subject to our thought processes.
Thought processes for most of us adults are long held, they haven’t changed much since we went to school. Regardless of whether we are highly academic, creative, naturally talented, multitasking wizards or successful entrepreneurs “confusion” and the thought processes that lead to it make us feel inefficient when approaching various tasks or situations. Why? the traditional learning methods from years ago are not as supportive or as flexible for what we need to do cognitively today. But, intelligence isn’t fixed or applicable to certain subjects as we know. Having a growth mindset approach clearly sets out that, it is down to you, the thinker, at whatever age or stage of development you are.
Which begs a simple question: how efficient are your cognitive processes? What does it take to find your spark?
We can help to find each other’s sparks by:
Talking to others about activities that bring joy and energy. To start a conversation, you might ask questions: