Optimal Thinking


Book         Optimal Thinking

Author       Rosalene Glickman

Publisher   Scribe Press, 2002

Rating       5 stars

 Doing the best in this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment – Oprah Winfrey 

This book is a nuts and bolts book that covers the basics for living your best life.  It begins with a list of Optimal Principles that set the scene and are expanded on and applied through the rest of the book.

  • Every thought is creative.
  • Make the highest choice to be your highest and best self, regardless of circumstances.
  • The language of your highest and best self is Optimal Thinking.
  • Accept what is outside of your control, and optimise what is within your control.
  • Ask the best questions to invite the best answers.
  • Choose the best, then put the issue to rest.
  • Optimal thinking is the basis for optimal results (sense of completion).
  • Function at your peak by thinking optimally.
  • Create your best life with Optimal Thinking.

Optimal Thinking is about asking your-self good questions.  Questions such as:

  • What is most important to me?
  • What is my major objective?
  • Which resources will be most beneficial in helping me achieve this?
  • What are my greatest talents and abilities?
  • How can I make the best use of them?
  • What is the most constructive action I can take right now?
  • Who are the right people with whom I share my goals and dreams?
  • How can I optimise my gratitude for life?

Optimal Thinking uses the language of your highest self.  It empowers you to be your best and stops you from settling for second best (because if you do, that’s what you will get!).  Optimal thinking is not about just being positive.  It is about embracing the negative and optimising it in a positive way.

When we are faced with a challenge or problem, some useful questions can include:

  • What is the cause of the problem or situation?
  • What are your options?
  • What is the best solution?
  • What is the highest priority right now?
  • Am I taking the smartest actions toward my most important goals?
  • Am I doing my best and committing to my personal excellence?
  • Am I maximizing my options?
  • What is the best opportunity for me right now?
  • What is the most constructive use of my time right now?

We cannot function at our peak when we think in suboptimal terms

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