Here are just a few things that will make a real difference to the effectiveness of your thinking:
1. How to think more brilliantly
Balance your opinions and your rational arguments
Our minds have two thinking systems. The intuitive ‘how I feel’ part and the rational ‘I’m thinking through the facts’ part. We need to get both working together rather than just either part (and it’s usually our opinion part that’s strongest) driving our thinking. Be aware of what you feel and what you know. Balance your opinion against the facts. Keep on questioning. Control your impulses.
Find the thinking stimuli that work for you
Daniel Dennett1 put it well ...