We are all Optimal Thinkers. Some of us use Optimal Thinking from time to time, others use it more frequently, but most of us don't use it consistently. Until now, this peak form of thinking has not been acknowledged or structured. That's why I coined the term Optimal Thinking. We all know that green is a color that is seen frequently in nature. Once we know that green is created when blue and yellow are combined, it's easy to reproduce it consistently. Similarly, once we identify Optimal Thinking as a specific form of thinking and understand its structure, we can use it consistently.
What's most exciting about Optimal Thinking is that you can use it at any time and in any place. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to be an Optimal Thinker. It doesn't matter what stage of life you are in, or in what circumstance you find yourself. You can use Optimal Thinking to instantly make the most of your life.
Consider Brian and Lynn, both physicians and Optimal Thinkers, who have been happily married for twenty years. When asked about the success of their relationship, Lynn said, "We take complete responsibility for our own feelings and behavior, and do our best to make the relationship the best it can be. Our favorite phrases are, 'What's our highest priority? What is best for both of us?'" Brian explained, "Whenever we have an argument, we embrace the present moment, observe our inner reactions, and explore what we are doing to cause them. We then figure out the best solution for both of us."
Optimal Thinking can be used to make the most of any situation. A perfect example is Gerry, a football player and Optimal Thinker, who was suffering from a severe knee injury. His doctor told him that he would risk further injury if he didn't take sufficient time to recover. To make the right decision, Gerry asked himself the following Optimal questions: "What's in my best interest? What's best for the team? What's the best solution?''
When the chief executive officer of a leading telecommunications company described the primary purpose of his company, he said: "To maximize returns to our shareholders." I knew he was an Optimal Thinker.
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