Your First Thought Is Rarely Your Best Thought: Lessons on Thinking

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"Most people have no time to think. They schedule themselves like lawyers. They work in five- to eight-minute increments, scheduled back to back. It's only by concentrating, sticking to the question, being patient, letting all the parts of my mind come into play, that I arrive at an original idea. By giving my brain a chance to make associations, draw connections, take me by surprise. And often even that idea doesn't turn out to be very good. I need time to think about it, too, to make mistakes and recognize them, to make false starts and correct them, to outlast my impulses, to defeat my desire to declare the job done and move on to the next thing."

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