7 Habits How to Learn to Think Like a Scientist Infographic
No one will argue with the fact that people who are involved in science for a long time, have a different mindset. However, even if the scope of your activities is far from a science, the habit of scientifically thinking will bring you a great benefit because you will learn how to quickly and promptly solve various problems (work, family, household, and many others).
Many people believe that the inventor of the lamp is Thomas Edison. Unfortunately, this is the merit of many scientists who developed this device for many years. Edison was successful in the fact that he has formed a vacuum inside the glass bulb, allowing the bulb to operate for several hours.
Thomas Edison achieved success for the reason that he spent a huge amount of experiments and worked hard on his task. He had to go through thousands of failures and setbacks, but it did not upset the scientist and did not deprive his enthusiasm. Edison continuously repeated that all these failures were only steps to the top of his success.
It is worth learning the scientific way of thinking and adopt its habits because you will be able to master a creative approach to solving your problems. You will learn how to generate original ideas. We will also consider how to develop the habits of scientists and implement them in your thinking, to change lives.
1. Learn from mistakes and do not be afraid of failure
You failed? Well, let it be a lesson to you! Analyze your problem and find out the information on which it occurred. For a real scientist, a negative result is only food for analysis, thinking and gaining new knowledge that will eventually allow him to better understand the situation.
2. Always look for a creative approach
To solve the problem, you must change the mindset that you've used, causing the problem. Do not search for easy solutions, but learn not to perceive the problem as complicated.
3. Do not let the prejudices to seizure power over you
To test the hypothesis, you need an integrated approach. So, before you start working, minimize the bias and get rid of the prejudgment, and the true result will not keep you waiting.
4. Go ahead with guesswork
Don't be afraid to challenge the reality, to get rid of traditional prejudices and to experiment with solutions to the problem. Always check whether your assumptions match the truth.
5. Be an adult “Howcast”
Children, asking their parents a myriad of questions, want to comprehend the world, learn and develop. This is the habit you must develop. You need to constantly learn and ask questions if you want to find the right solutions to the problems.
6. Do not work alone
Working together, you get the opportunity to practice certain solutions to problems, to generate new ideas and suggestions, as well as get so much needed feedback.
7. Always discuss what you have got
For each scientist discussion of the results is an essential part of their activities. Discussion allows them not to only achieve great results, but also to increase their efficiency and enhance knowledge and skills.