Idea 20: The skill of clear thinking
He who thinks too much about every step he takes will stay on one leg all his life.
To improve your decision-making capability you need to become a clear thinker. Can you call to mind three people you have met who have a reputation for clear thinking?
The way to improve your skills as a clear thinker is to challenge all that appears to be – in your own thinking or that of others – sloppy, inconclusive, blurred, confused, doubtful, foggy, fuzzy, muddled, obscure, unclear, unintelligible or vague. You won’t be short of work!
There is a link between having a good analytical mind and being a clear thinker. You have to be able to reduce a complex problem or situation to its essentials.
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