Excellent site, Phil. Thank you for putting it together!
Thanks for noticing, Ken!
I think all the time. Why would I spend the energy to practice? OK, even the best athletes are practicing all the time. It is a fundamental approach to mastery to keep on practicing the basics. So it is the same with thinking too? Ah… that is too hard. I am looking forward to the end of the day when I “earn” my relaxation front of the tube and my mind goes into the entertainment mode. That makes me feel good! Thinking is hard, you kidding me? Why practice it? Rubbish… Thinking is for nerds and scientists. I am comfortable when I do not have to think.
Forget it. I am not going to do it. Period. ---- Well a fountain of thoughts were surging up when I revisited your site but unlike in the past when these thoughts were winning, now I managed to apply your practice to my CVS and I am having fun!!! I mapped out each of the 23 exercise and shifted their order around to match my ACTION based CVS. Thank you for all those who put this work up. My question to you and your team at this time while I am going deeper into the series of exercises: How were these 23 practice items selected?
Are these represent the core exercises or there are all there is?
I am far from completing the exploration of the CoRT materials (just started this year) but it seems to me there are significantly more than 23-7 exercises there.
Then if all the exercises were considered to list these 23, how many were in the pool of consideration? (Or perhaps the web site is aiming to list them all but not yet complete?)
Found a word that needs to be corrected at:
"When you use a PMI you give the good points first, then the bad points and then the points than are neither good nor bad but are interesting."
Thanks for the summary of the site.
I agree with you that I need to improve many things, including make it more fun and motivating.
Plus I have been "borrowing" de Bono's stuff, I will try to get permission before I use any more of it.
Nevertheless, thinking about something in a focused way and then admiring others' attempts at doing the same is a joy - I am surprised that more people haven't found it so.
Gijs van Beeck Calkoen's efforts alone should have people wanting to visit the site: he seems to hit the ball out of the park every time.
Yes the site needs improving but there is plenty of value already there for those who like to think and see other people think.
I'm stuck on a page "polar bear cubs are white" that has no right answer, no hat sticks.....
Make sure each hat is dragged to the centre of the pedestal.
Also, there was a problem with certain browsers but I thought that had been fixed.