When the alarm went off this morning I went through my normal morning routine. Once out of bed I did something just a little different. There was a lot on my plate so I wanted to get a jumpstart on the day.
Before I started making the bed I grabbed my phone and fired up a great audiobook I’ve been listening to – Think Again by Adam Grant. Here’s the summary of the book from his website:
Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, there’s another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn.https://www.adamgrant.net/books/
The entire time I was going through my morning routine I listened to the ideas from this book. What caught my attention was how fresh and clear my head was to soak in many of the concepts. As I listened I could see spots where I could have acted differently and had better results. It gave me ideas on how to take on certain tasks throughout the day ahead of me. Throughout the day there were spots in which I was able to work in little nuggets I’d taken away from the book this morning.
What I’m most grateful for is a perfect metaphor for today. I listened to the book when my lint filter was dry. There wasn’t any garbage getting in the way and the ideas were able to flow properly. Even as I type now my brain feels cluttered, keeps going back to things throughout the day, and doesn’t seem to have the processing power it did early in the morning. I’m thankful for taking time to soak in thought provoking ideas when I had a clean lint filter.