In the words of French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist; dubbed the father of modern western philosophy, René Descartes, “I think; therefore I am.”, seemingly thinking is everything! He also said, “It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well”.
As we know, thinking is the process of considering or reasoning about something. Whatever we think about and reason it to be, we almost certainly will live it out to be. Yet we know thinking is not all there is for us, we can feel, we have our consciousness and we go through experiences.
Our cognition is responsible for making sense of everything – it processes all that information and helps us reach a level of understanding. Then it is our mind that enables us to be aware of that understanding and to act in the world we live in. The more aware we are, the more targeted and deliberate we can be with our behaviours to achieve peak performance, regardless what it may be! “The main thing is to use it well”.
Cobesteer is a blog that voices out and educate readers how our cognition can help us to steer our behaviours, which inevitably will steer our lives. According to renown Psychiatrist, Dr William Glasser, “all we do is behave” and “all behaviours are chosen”. If we can choose our behaviours mindfully, peak performance is almost guaranteed!
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