No. 235: Is your thinking in the Dogma House?

Willmot's Weekly Wisdom

Greek philosopher and mathematician, Plato, dictated that the circle was the perfect form for celestial movement. So, then for the next one-and-a-half millennia, astronomers, said that the planetary orbits were circular even though their observational data suggested otherwise. Even Copernicus utilised circles in his heliocentric model, explaining the universe and its relationship to the planets. Finally, it was the German mathematician and astronomer, Johannes Kepler who described the planetary paths around the sun as being elliptical.

We all have extrinsically-imposed shoulds and values that influence our views, opinions, decisions, and thoughts. Moreover, this is many a time the reason why we are unable to get out of the doghouse and enjoy the mansion.

What dogma is holding your thinking back from breaking conventional wisdom? What could you let go of that would allow you to challenge current beliefs and discover an alternative path to Executive Wisdom?


“What I like about sceptics is that in good science you need critics that make you think: ‘Crumbs, have I made a mistake here?’ If you don’t have that continuously, you really are up the creek. The good sceptics have done a good service.”
— James Lovelock.