In my previous post I shared some thoughts about talking big talks. Today I am thinking about “thinking”. Actually thinking is a first step, after which talking and acting are possible and result in something meaningful. How often do we take time to think? Why thinking is important? “Everybody’s experience is the same only when people don’t have time to think. …when people don’t have time to think, they become identical. They are driven to react rather than respond – as when people panic. ” (1)

If you don’t take time to think, you can easily become a victim of others and of circumstances. It doesn’t sound attractive, does it? Just to name some everyday situations:

-     In a supermarket, without taking time for thinking, you can become a marketing victim – you buy not the better (healthier, more beneficial) product, but the one which is packed especially appealing or was advertised more.

-       In your free time, without taking time for thinking, you run the risk to follow the trend instead of follow your heart, doing what most of the people in your surroundings do and not what you actually like to do or want to do.

-       In your studies and work, without taking time for thinking, you could choose the path which is deemed to be good, having high social prestige, but which does not reflect your personal talents and does not fulfill you.

-        In your life, without taking time for thinking, … (…you can add your own ending of this sentence).

So, let’s don’t panic and reacting, but better take our time for thinking and responding to whatever happens around and within us.

One related post, that might be also interesting for you to read: “Have we forgotten how to take time to think?” (2)

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(1) Neale Donald Walsch: „When Everything Changes, Change Everything”

(2) “Have we forgotten how to take time to think?” http://hellogiggles.com/take-time-to-think/