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Thought-provoking questions

Before making a decision, don't just ask the obvious questions like "what are my alternatives?" or "what are the consequences?"

Consider instead these questions:

  1. Why might my belief not be true?
  2. What other evidence might be out there?
  3. Are there similar areas I can look for to gauge whether similar beliefs to mine are true?
  4. What sources of information could I have missed?
  5. What reasons could someone else have to support a different belief?
  6. What other perspectives are there?

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Open to other perspectives, but not gullible

As you become open to other perspectives, remember that other people also don't have all the answers. Adopt a stance of not believing everything instantly.

Keep looking for evidence and other perspectives. When you have collected enough information, make y...

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Common decision making pitfalls

  • Analysis paralysis is very common. At some point, you get stuck in the process and can't make a decision. Don't let the fear of making the "right" decision paralyze you. There's no right or wrong outcome. Just outcomes.
  • Extinction by instinct. It i...

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Think about what you can’t know

Asking yourself critical questions forces you to think about what you can't know.

Critical questions direct you to friends, mentors, communities, books, courses, and even podcasts for insights that encourage an outside perspective.

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Improve decisions by focusing on the process

Improve decisions by focusing on the process

Most people assume that good decision making is choosing a course of action that leads to the desired outcome.

In reality, decision making is about how you end up with your decision, not what the decision leads to.

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Challenging beliefs

The first step is to become aware of which of these negative belief patterns you are susceptible to. Keep a journal and record your negative thoughts.

Ask yourself the following questions each time you experience negative beliefs.

  • What is my evidence for thinking this ...

Socratic questioning to establish first principles

Socratic questioning to establish first principles

  • Clarifying your thinking and explaining the origins of your ideas (Why do I think this?);
  • Challenging assumptions (How do I know this is true?)
  • Looking for evidence (How can I back this up? )
  • Considering alternative perspectives (What might...

CAMPER questions for critical thinking

  • What are the consequences of believing this?
  • How consistent is the information?
  • What assumptions have been made here?
  • How accurate is the data or information?
  • What is the meaning

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