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When you need to understand something unfamiliar to you, do some searches to have a quick overview of what other people have said about the topic.
But to avoid going down on a digital rabbit hole, move on after the initial search. Then, to make sense of what you found, sketch it out as a diagram. This will help you understand the gaps in your knowledge.
Knowledge often comes not only from asking the right questions but meeting with the right people. So don't just seek smart people. Seek the right smart people.
There are key insights experts can’t reveal. The most valuable insights often come from people who are closest to a product, policy, or service but outside your sphere.
If you can't explain it with simple words, you don't really understand it. So write out everything you know about a subject as if you were teaching it to someone else.
Go beyond the professional jargon and assess if you really understand that complicated terminology.
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Often the most difficult step, because it's easy to focus on the wrong part of the problem, or look at the problem too broadly.
The first thing you need to do is reduce it to its simplest and purest form so you know exactly what you're dealing with. While you're doing this, you need to ask yourself questions to make sure you're focusing on the right things.
You need a plan with actionable steps. Ask yourself what's barring you from moving forward and make step one. Step one will open doors to other steps.
Consider which steps will open more doors, add them to the plan, and keep doing that until you get to your solution. Things will change as you act on the plan and you'll need to adapt, so it's best to keep your plan somewhat open-ended and try to include steps that involve preparing for trouble you can foresee.
Figure out your “why.” Consider these questions.
No matter what you want to learn or accomplish, there’s someone in the world that has already achieved what you want.
You have access nowadays to endless resources in the form of biographies, books, videos, online classes and so on. You just have to search.
You say something you don't literally mean, and the hearer only understands if they get that you're insincere. The ability to recognize sarcasm is an essential skill to function in ...
Studies revealed that exposure to sarcasm enhances problem-solving. It appears to stimulate complex thinking.
Sarcasm also requires the brain to work harder, making it sharper. To perceive sarcasm, a person has to see beyond the literal meaning of the words and understand that the speaker may be thinking of something entirely different.
Sarcasm has a two-faced quality: it's funny and mean.
Some language experts suggest sarcasm is a gentler way to criticize with indirectness. "How do you keep this room so neat?" Other researchers have found the mocking nature of sarcasm as more hurtful than plain-spoken criticism.