Design your reasoning.

Nnenna Nick-Obiegbu Written by Nnenna Nick-Obiegbu · 2 min read >

Design thinking

It is both a process and a way of thinking. Most of us learned to be skeptics and rationalists in school, but such mindsets are not helpful when you are attempting to achieve something new, something no one has ever done before, or anything with no single obvious solution. Instead, design thinking advises beginning with empathy and embracing your curiosity.

Reframing is one of the most crucial strategies for getting unstuck/ breaking free (Learning, unlearning, and relearning). 

One of our most potent mindsets is this one. Reframing guarantees that we are focusing on the appropriate issue. Reframes help you take a step back, look at your biases/prejudices, and find fresh solution areas in life design.

Reframing requires finding the appropriate problems and solutions.

Many people hold unhealthy beliefs about life, according to psychologists. You must rethink these beliefs if you want to create the life you want. 

Some of the unhealthy beliefs are;

#1: “Knowing your passion will tell you what you need to do with your life.”

Truth: You don’t need a passion to start designing your life. 

#2: “If you do not know where you are going after college, then you are late”

Truth: start from wherever you are; you are not late for anything.

#3: “You should try to be the best possible version of yourself.”

Truth: There is not just one ideal, your life does not progress in a linear progression. There isn’t any proof that there is a single, ideal version of you, but rather that there are many, many variations of you, each of which has the potential to provide a well-designed life.

We should work on designing our life,

How do we achieve this?

  1. Idea 1: Connect your three dots. To do these, here are 2 things I consider. You can review and tailor it for you.

Understanding why I work — my work view. What my work is for. What my work is in service of.

The second thing might be a little harder to do, which involves articulating your ideas on the meaning of life. Why are you here? What is your view of how the world works?

2. Idea 2: Gravity problem.

Review your life to see if you have a gravity problem and choose how to handle it. 

3. Idea 3: Create the 3 5-year versions of yourself. 

4. Idea 4: Prototype every single thing in your life before fully jumping into it.

This is because there is absolutely no point making a very good choice but poorly.

I will conclude by saying, our decisions should mostly be informed by our intellect rather than sentiments. 

We can do this by retraining our emotions, we can control or filter the thoughts, images, and actions we take. Taking a step back, leaving each scenario, and assessing it from a distance is the simplest method to accomplish this.

It’s important to remember that we can create the life we want.

It’s not about being fortunate; it’s about paying attention to what you’re doing and keeping your peripheral vision open because intriguing chances that you weren’t expecting can often appear in your peripheral vision if you keep your eyes open and pay attention to what you’re doing. Therefore, you should practice being fortunate.

When you become specific, this is quite easy. When you have too many options, you have choice overload, which psychologists refer to as having virtually no options.

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