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Create systems, not goals.

Create systems, not goals.

For example, creating a system; habit or ritual that promotes writing everyday is more effective than setting the goal of writing an essay a week.

  • A system can be measured, refined, and optimized. A goal cannot.
  • You can work on the inputs of your system to create better quality and quantity of outputs. A goal only focuses on the output.

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Write.

Write.

  • Writing is thinking. The better we get at writing, the better we get at thinking.
  • Writing also helps us separate what we actually know from what we think we know.
  • Writing is one of the ultimate meta-skills: a skill that allows you to develop ...

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Read a lot and read widely.

Read a lot and read widely.

Exposing yourself to unique points of view is a good way to spark constant curiosity and to stay open-minded.

Well-read people understand that there are always multiple ways to look at a problem and multiple lenses with which to view the world.

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Don’t jump to conclusions.

Don’t jump to conclusions.

A good critical thinker has built up the habit of not jumping to conclusions, especially in the absence of data.

They only make a judgment once they’ve studied a topic in some depth and can justify their position with sound reasoning. 

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Change your opinion.

Change your opinion.

  • Be unattached to information.
  • Have the willingness to change an opinion in the face of better data.

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Seek Adversity.

Seek Adversity.

  • In adversity, you learn to create new rules and break old ones. You have to because it’s either do or die. 
  • The shift from a passive thinker to an active thinker is very subtle on the surface because it happens internally. It requires internal

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Argue with yourself.

Argue with yourself.

  • Great thinkers routinely and intelligently try to counter their own arguments.
  • They go back and forth until only the most rational and strongest argument exists based on the knowledge they have.
  • This is also the mission of any good scientist. The scientist tries to prove them...

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