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How To Think Critically Like Steve Jobs

You draw conclusions about the world using critical thinking. They're also everything you need for a human brain, so it's good you have them. Critical thinking can rust if it's not used. If that happens, you risk bad ideas and poor decisions, which nobody wants. Here are three simple habits to improve your critical thinking like Steve Jobs did while creating Apple.

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Define clearly what you mean by a question and your assumptions

First, define your question and assumptions clearly. This commonsense approach has two benefits. First, it clarifies which relevant assumptions can be tested or confirmed. Second, it identifies assumptions that aren't needed to answer the question. You may make unexpected discoveries.

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Conclusion

There are no shortcuts to improving critical thinking. Thinking critically takes time, effort, and a commitment to intellectual growth. Using precise language when asking questions, stepping back to see the big picture, and challenging assumptions will help you become a better critical thinker.

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Take a step back and look at the big picture

Details can obscure the whole. Different perspectives help solve problems. Ask for input and consider different angles. Before deciding, weigh pros and cons. Consider the long-term effects of your choices (like an upcoming presentation). Consider whether there are better alternatives than what yo...

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Clarify your meaning, reflect, and challenge yourself to improve your critical thinking.

Critical thinking helps you understand the world. Many people lack these communication and problem-solving skills. They may rely on instinct or experience without questioning their thinking.

A person with critical thinking skills will carefully consider their assumptions and beliefs before...

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Challenge your assumptions

Your thinking rests on assumptions. They're the fundamental beliefs you hold about a situation, person, or idea. Assumptions can be dangerous because we don't question them; we just believe them.

You may think this is fine because it helps us form quick opinions and judgments, but false ass...

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Steve Jobs wasn't an ordinary entrepreneur. He was a visionary. His products changed the world, and his thinking changed how we live. You can learn a lot from him, but first you have to learn how to think critically…

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