These studies suggest a surprising approach: Learn the polar opposite of a skill or trait you already have. If you’re great at numbers, develop your language skills. If you’re a whiz at keeping track of details, learn how to see the big picture. If you love business, delve into something creative. If you love art, learn about business.
This is the best article I’ve read in a while and I couldn’t be happier to have read it.
I hope you’ll find this Michael Simmons.
I write on precisely all that since I started writing on Medium. 7 months ago now, I had come with the idea of learning 3 new skills per month, all working different parts of my brain. Little did I know this would completely change my life. My personal growth has been phenomenal and I always gave credit to that approach. I’m happy you’re proving me right.
The same day you published this, I wrote partly about that, but on a more personal level. In a section of my story, I mention how left brain vs right brain tests don’t work. Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe with my life experiences, combined with my 3 skills approach, that gave me the ability to easily call forth each side. Heck, with the ballerina test, I could make her switch sides on demand. I thought that was normal. Maybe it isn’t.
Anyway great article. I’m happy to see I’m onto something. I’ll definitely buy the book you mention.