Thoasp: Thoughts of an Aspirationist

Thoasp sounds a little strange, huh? Good – that means it’s different than what we’re used to reading. The purpose of this blog is to share and expand on the possibilities stemming from personal direction, done by originating and inspiring thought. To start off, I’ll be clear about this post. To inspire requires a two…

Thought

This blog is called Thoasp, or thoughts of an aspirationist, but I haven’t covered thought yet. So here we go. First, A statement by Michael Scriven & Richard Paul, presented at the 8th Annual International Conference on Critical Thinking and Education Reform, Summer 1987. source Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing,…

Willingness.

Are you prepared to implement the things you choose to believe in? What does that look like to you? What it looks like to you may look like japanese to a monolingual English speaker on paper. What does another person’s understanding have to do with your willingness to implement something that you find useful? Growth…

Recreation.

Play. Rest. Nourishment. Recovery. Refreshment. How do you nourish your creativity? Have you seen it displayed as a recreational activity? How about as a way to enjoy yourself? Play is one of the ways to encourage the a-ha moments that some choose to believe are impossible to manufacture. It’s in play that we may discover…

Lip Service.

It’s unavoidable for those in pursuit of an aspiration to have their supporters and those who are unsupportive of them. There are some who have their foot on the dock of faith with their other foot on a boat of doubt. Lip service is the fate of words when our word is not our law.…

A Mental Toolbox.

In the furious determination of an aspirant’s pursuit is an option available to all. That option is to study and ultimately apply mental technology. Methods that, when followed whole heartedly, produce like results to those who demonstrate them. Strategy, as a practical application, is a technology of the mind. Three step processes, whether they work…

Independent Thinking

Critical thinking and independent thinking are both assets for those that employ them. Unlike employing someone to do your laundry, skillful thinking is something everyone ought to know. If you have no intention of using these skills, take heed because they will be used against you. It might suffice to say the following: think, or…

Cognitive Ability.

When something is believed to be impossible, doing it can both stretch the possible and create a pedestal to write ourselves off from. It might even be the case in some groups to completely dismiss the impossible as just that. Even if doing so was required to create the very things that we, as a…

A Simple Discipline

One day at a time: a daily discipline of whatever you want it to be. Starting strong: giving it your all when you start something new. Servant leadership: Find others, Find out what you can do to help them, do so without asking for anything in return. Focus: Giving yourself a full dedication to the…

Troubleshooting Thinking

“Truly, ‘thoughts are things,’ and powerful things at that, when mixed with purpose, persistence and a burning desire for their translation into riches or other material objects.” – Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich, page 1. That statement is the first one made in the book, Think and Grow Rich. It’s also a great basis…

Function Mindset.

Function mindset, function matrix. A mindset, a set of the mind, can be a frame of mind that you enter upon accessing a certain sequence of events. A runner would have the discipline necessary to transform their running into any other modalities that include it. Those include anything involving the breathing of cardio, the running…

Being Original.

Ever make up a word before? How about a language? Have you attempted to change the game, like Bungie literally did in the 2000’s? In addition to doing so, they also doubled down on the originality. I’m sure it doesn’t end there, though. Ever figure something out when others said it was impossible? Know this:…