Wayne Gretzky and Creative-Divergent Thinking

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Wayne Gretzky and Creative-Divergent Thinking

When asked about his extraordinary hockey success, Wayne Gretzky said: “I skate to where the puck is going, not to where the puck has been.” The truth is, Mr. Gretzky missed the majority of the shots he took. His lifetime NHL stats are 17.6% shots made to shots taken. (894 / 5088) The message is, being "The Great One" is something much more than a high shooting percentage. He intuitively anticipated where the puck was going, all the while, quickly adapting as new information updated his understanding... all in a split second!

The Curiosity Vine | Tuesday, July 29, 2021

When asked about his extraordinary hockey success, Wayne Gretzky said: “I skate to where the puck is going, not to where the puck has been.” The truth is, Mr. Gretzky missed the majority of the shots he took. His lifetime NHL stats are 17.6% shots made to shots taken. (894 / 5088) The message is, being “The Great One” is something much more than a high shooting percentage. He intuitively anticipated where the puck was going, all the while, quickly adapting as new information updated his understanding… all in a split second!

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