Thinkfulness maximises understanding. The 7-step structured approach will give you a much better chance to optimise how you understand and, in consequence, you’ll be able to deal with everything that you’re facing much better. Thinkfulness gives you a better understanding so that your actions are as effective as possible.
The critical error we make all too often when we have to think is that we just jump right into thinking without defining the core issue.
Any problem, question, decision, choice – normally we just get going with thinking it through. We want to get to answers and solutions quickly, that’s why we do it. But without a clear definition of the problem statement, instead we just waffle about in our minds, and more often than not we end up tired, confused, and nowhere near a solution. The best problem statements are formulated as questions that are short, in plain language, and don’t have additional parts or sub-questions. After you’ve formulated your problem statement, write it down – if you don’t, it’s as if you were trying to solve a differential equation in your head.