Math Survival Guide: Do You Want to be Successful? 05
"To move the world, we must first move ourselves."
|2) The ability to think & figure things out|
Thinking and figuring things out isn’t just for math geeks, science nerds
and business gurus. These things are for people in the creative arts too!
Working out a dance routine requires planning and thinking. What
moves and steps do you want to include? In what order should you put
them? What kinds of transitions will give the best flow? How will you make it
all work with the music? If the first run through doesn’t work, how are you
going to fix it? That’s a lot of planning and problem solving.
Writing takes a lot of thinking too, especially, if it’s fiction. This may
surprise you, but fiction takes more planning than non-fiction. All the
characters have to be planned out ahead of time. In screen writing, these
characters are even given elaborate background stories to motivate their
actions and behaviors. The main story line and flow all have to be planned out
ahead of time. How will it all fit together? Does it all make sense? Will the
reader be able to follow everything? Did you telegraph the surprise ending
too much? Will the reader figure it out too soon or see it coming?
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