“No problem can be solved by the same kind of thinking that created it” (Einstein)

“No problem can be solved by the same kind of thinking that created it” (Einstein)

 

In my career as the CEO of an IT Company, I have found myself frequently reflecting on this idea. So often I see employees, customers, and my own things go in never resolving thinking loops.

Some common ones I see and experience look like –

Thought 1 – “I don’t have enough time to get everything done!”

Thought 2 – “I know! I’ll organize/get an app/read a book on productivity!”

Thought 3 – “Great, I organized/got an app/read a book!”

Thought 4 – “Oh no, tons of new work! I don’t have enough time to get everything done!”

 

Another one I see loop frequently –

Thought 1 – “We’re not making much of a profit!”

Thought 2 – “We need more clients!”

Thought 3 – “We got more clients, so now we need more staff!’

Thought 4 – “We’re not making much of a profit!”

 

Thought loops like this are pervasive, and while I often think I am working hard, in reality, I frequently find myself simply going in circles.

In my next post, I’m going to address some ways I’ve discovered for breaking these loops, and changing my thought processes.

 

Thanks!

-Zac

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