A personal(ised) Thinking Decalogue
Arno Geens (Student SoT Delta), June 2022.
Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish
Keep a state of learning and an open state of mind, like a child that isn’t spoiled yet by a rigid mindset.
Stewart Brand – Whole Earth Catalog
(and not Steve Jobs!)
Dare Mighty Things
A.k.a. “Audentes Fortuna Iuvat” (Fortune favours the Bold)
“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”
Charles Elachi – NASA JPL
(and not Theodore Roosevelt)
Connect the Dots
… and build a bigger picture.
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.”
This time from Steve Jobs
But do (take your time to) take a stance.
“A portmanteau of “thinking” and “tinkering”. Means to think about something by tinkering with objects relating to the problem under consideration. Usually unguided, exploratory and individual, often a very good way to explore aspects of difficult problems or to find solutions where none are obvious. In other words, an active form of thinking.”
Tinker: “To mess around with something and you don’t really have a clue what your doing.”
Thinking is a Democratic Process
With yourself ,
(… and with your surroundings).
Inplore < > Explore
“Mystery creates Wonder, and Wonder is the basis of Man’s desire to Understand”
Be the Master of your own Game
Take your time;
… you’re in control!
Meet People, Talk!