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Clear Thinking

Clear Thinking

Shane Parrish

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Fix Your Position, Not Your Thinking

A good position allows you to think clearly rather than be forced by circumstances into a decision. The greatest aid to judgment is starting from a good position. When you are well positioned, there are many paths to victory. If you are poorly positioned, there may be only one. Like Tetris, when you play well, you have many options for where to put the next piece. When you play poorly, you need just the right piece.


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The Illusion Of Rightness

Most people go through life assuming that they’re right and that people who don’t see things their way are wrong.


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Social Media Is Making You Average

If you want better-than-average results, though, you'll have to think clearly. And thinking clearly is thinking independently. Sometimes you have to break free of the social default and do something differently from those around you.


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Know The Rules, And Break Them

Doing something different means you might underperform, but it also means you might change the game entirely. Best practices aren’t always the best. By definition, they’re average.


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Know When To Start, And When To Stop

The inertia default pushes us to maintain the status quo. Starting something is hard but so too is stopping something. We resist change even when change is for the best.


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Go After The Right People

You unconsciously adopt the habits of the people you spend time with, and those people make it easier or harder for you to achieve progress toward what you want to achieve. The more time you spend with people, the more likely you start to think and act as they do. Find new friends whose default behavior was their desired behavior.


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