Monday, April 9, 2012

Think About Searching, #12

"Pretend as if" - an often used phrase in a number of arenas.  It is used in psychology to help people over fears and failures.  Pretend as if you are better, as if you are confident, etc.  Then some of the attitude may positively impact your actions.  Pretend as if and people will view you differently and you will respond differently.  It is used in the business arena as an interviewing technique to help job applicants improve their confidence during the interview.  Even if you are not really sure; even if you don't feel it - pretend as if and the situation may turn around.

This is true for Find & Learn also.  We must pretend that having the information we are seeking is life or death! We need to expend that extra effort to find it.  We need to pretend that we are really interested in the topic; even though we are only searching for it because the boss needs it.   It really helps.  The most curious people make the best searchers.  So if you are not curious about the topic, but you still must find it, then -- pretend as if.  It is amazing how searching for information changes when you expend effort and interest in the results.  It can make all the difference in the world.

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