We have been trained to think without thinking. To accept answers that we do not conclude.
Consider the student is told to highlight important passages for an assignment, but he does not know which passages are important. The student asks “how can I tell what is important?” The teacher replies by telling the student what qualifies as important. In this simple instruction, the teacher has taught the student to ignore her intuition, to silence her instincts.
When given an objective, our perception of the world changes. The world seems to change and organize itself into categories of useful, useless, and problems. When we are taught to silence our instincts, we effectively deaden our instinctual ability to succeed.
The next time you are given a task, ask yourself “how would I do this?” and pay attention to the things that are important to you.
Hustle it up!