Today I am looking at translating thinking into action. Maybe I could even pull this through to say “wise” actions.
While there are different kinds of thoughts, some thoughts are able to be put into action. It is one thing to think, it is something altogether different to take your thoughts and put them into action.
First off, screen and sift your thought – now or later? If now is not the best time to take this “thought into action”, record the idea in an idea journal or your trusted notebook.
OK – moving on, let’s say you have good thoughts:
How does this “thought” relate to your current mission or job in life? When one is aligned the processes will be easier. This may mean you may return this idea back to the sifted “not now” or even a never pile.
Break your shifted idea into steps, phases or parts. Very few ideas are a one step process. Study or analyze your parts and pieces and then get them going.
Getting things going is a whole study in itself. I’ll post more in this in the future.
Translating thinking into action briefly entered a discussion between Rex Jung, of the Mind Research Network and Robert Sternberg of Tufts University. They were discussing a scientific understanding of wisdom. Robert stated It’s not just how you think, it is how you translate thinking into action. Warning , the video is long – the quote came out about 55.59 in the section What is Wisdom.
How do you translate thinking into action?