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Thinking with Words

My son’s teacher recently told me that my son’s ability to “think with words” was outstanding. My knee-jerk immediate thought was “How else would one think but with words?” But there are several ways to think – spatially like engineers and architects, visually like painters, aurally like musicians, emotionally like most of us most of the time.

My son thinks best with words. Like me. I am a writer, an editor, a team leader, a talker.

Almost every day I drive by the Calatrava bridge under construction from downtown Dallas into West Dallas. I have a business mantra attached to my daily drive. I can talk about building a bridge. I can write about building a bridge. I can lead a team to build the bridge. Someone else will need to engineer the bridge.

So if you need to talk about a bridge, call me up.

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