We switch everything else – why not our thinking?

If you think about it we are constantly switching.

For example:

We can switch meals or deserts.

We can switch positions (e.g. at work).

We can switch roles (e.g. partner, parent, work colleague).

We can switch lanes (e.g. in. a car).

We can switch outfits.

We can switch subjects (at school, university).

We can switch gears (e.g. bike, car).

We can switch clubs (e.g. golf).

We can switch channels (e.g. TV)

We can switch hit (e.g. baseball, cricket).

We can switch stances (e.g. boxing, martial arts).

We can switch brands.

We can switch from attack to defence (e.g. football).

We can switch jobs.

We can switch careers.

We can switch direction (e.g. career).

We can switch conversation (e.g. at a dinner party).

We can switch business strategies.

We can switch business models.

We can switch priorities.

We can switch resources (e.g. budget, people).

We can switch teams (e.g. at work, sport).

We can switch concentration levels.

We can switch perspectives.

We can switch on and switch off.

What can we learn from these examples of Switching?

We are switching all the time.

It involves some type of change (either big or small).

The change is often immediate.

We often switch in an attempt to progress (e.g. switch lanes).

Switching is about movement (i.e. switching is forward and back).

It gives us a sense of freedom and security as you can always switch back.

Being able to switch gives us a greater sense of agency and control (e.g. switch channels, subjects, courses, positions, roles).

Switching suggests an element of fun, risk and play (e.g. an outfit).

Being able to switch is a way to adapt to change and create positive change.

Switching is a vital, enjoyable and rewarding part of life.

What is the next big switch?

Switch our Thinking

And to;

Help others Switch their Thinking

For a long time most of us believed there was only one way of thinking.

Or at least we were taught that one way of thinking (i.e. critical) was superior to other ways.

In a fast moving, ever-changing world you need to be able access multiple ways of thinking, easily and quickly.

Switch Thinking enables all of us to do this.

Check out the 6 Switches Canvas. It’s simple, practical and free.