The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them
Steven Covey in his timeless best-selling book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change mentions this quote. It is written by the great scientist ever to grace the earth – Einstein. It is a very thoughtful quote, we could take the meaning of it in different ways. Steven Covey uses it to let us know that we need a new level of thinking if we are to solve the deep and fundamental problems. When we created such problems, the level thinking wasn’t good enough to solve those problems, otherwise, we wouldn’t have created those problems in first place. We need a new level, a deeper level of thinking – a paradigm based on the principles that accurately describe the territory of effective human being and interacting – to solve these deep concerns. Einstein’s quote sums it up very well.
It is related to our previous post where we described that the way we look at the problems is the problem. We are interested in knowing what other ways we can put this quote into perspective. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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