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Rules of Thinking, The: A personal code to think yourself smarter, wiser and happier

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Rules of Thinking, The: A personal code to think yourself smarter, wiser and happier


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  • Copyright 2020
  • Dimensions: 216X135
  • Pages: 240
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 1-292-26380-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-292-26380-9


We all envy the natural thinkers of this world. They have the best ideas, make the smartest decisions, are open minded and never indecisive.

Is there something they know that the rest of us don't? Is it something we can all learn? The answer is a resounding yes. They know The Rules of Thinking.

These Rules are the guiding principles that show you how to make wiser decisions, stop procrastinating, know when to compromise, avoid mistakes, find other options, think well with others, stop obsessing about things, keep your brain active, be more creative, and have happy, healthy thoughts. You'll be that person who knows their own mind – in every sense.

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Table of Contents

  • Think for yourself
  • 1 Avoid echo chambers
  • 2 Don’t be scared
  • 3 Consider the motive
  • 4 Beware self-interest
  • 5 Keep hold of your heartstrings
  • 6 Don’t be gullible
  • Resilient thinking
  • 7 Know who you are
  • 8 Seek out support
  • 9 Take control
  • 10 Be flexible
  • 11 Be self-aware
  • 12 It is what it is
  • 13 Don’t get over-distracted
  • 14 Like yourself
  • 15 Be ready to cope
  • 16 Better out than in
  • 17 Cut yourself some slack
  • Healthy thinking
  • 18 Think yourself happy
  • 19 Focus on other people
  • 20 Be in the present
  • 21 Stress is optional
  • 22 Normality isn’t normal
  • 23 Evaluate your emotions
  • 24 Laugh at yourself
  • 25 Keep learning
  • 26 No one likes to be incompetent
  • 27 Practice makes progress
  • 28 Turn off the action replays
  • 29 Sidestep bad habits
  • 30 Appreciate semantics
  • 31 Keep the bar steady
  • 32 Look for the spin
  • Organised thinking
  • 33 Believe in being organised
  • 34 Learn to love a list
  • 35 Think outside your head
  • 36 Don’t overload your RAM
  • 37 Make deadlines your friend
  • 38 Don’t indulge decision making
  • 39 Get creatively organised
  • Thinking creatively
  • 40 Train your brain
  • 41 Feed your mind
  • 42 Get in the mood
  • 43 Open up
  • 44 There are no rules
  • 45 Spot the box
  • 46 Think like someone else
  • 47 Make connections
  • 48 Make mistakes
  • 49 Forget about other people
  • Problem solving
  • 50 Clear your emotions out of the way
  • 51 Make sure there’s really a problem
  • 52 Check you’re solving the right problem
  • 53 Loosen up
  • 54 Don’t settle for your first answer
  • 55 If it’s plausible, it’s worthwhile
  • 56 Find a way in
  • 57 Don’t get bogged down
  • 58 Try a new angle
  • 59 Don’t panic
  • 60 Get help
  • Thinking together
  • 61 You’re better together
  • 62 Play to everyone’s strengths
  • 63 Think like a hive
  • 64 Leave your ego behind
  • 65 Keep an eye on the quiet ones
  • 66 Question groupthink
  • 67 Conflict is OK
  • 68 Think up a storm
  • 69 Have stupid ideas
  • 70 Keep in synch
  • Making decisions
  • 71 Decide what you’re deciding
  • 72 Don’t start at square two
  • 73 Set yourself boundaries
  • 74 Untangle the knots first
  • 75 Go for Goldilocks
  • 76 Vet your advisors
  • 77 Be your own advisor
  • 78 Don’t jump to conclusions
  • 79 Understand your emotions
  • 80 Balance logic and emotion
  • 81 Learn to compromise
  • 82 Find option C
  • 83 Assess the cost of a bad decision
  • 84 Regret is a waste of energy
  • 85 Be honest about procrastinating
  • Critical thinking
  • 86 Read John Donne
  • 87 Don’t be played for a fool
  • 88 Stand back and take in the view
  • 89 Look for what comes next
  • 90 Don’t bother your pretty little head
  • 91 Co


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