How To Think Well & Come To The Right Conclusions
Another thing we are not taught at school...
You may know that I’ve been great friends for a long time with a guy called Andy Shaw. Yes, he’s the one in the Hawaiian shirt most often to be found in the pictures when I’m having the very best time in locations around the world. He’s possibly the most clever person I know (and I know a lot of clever people). His spreadsheets are legendary.
A multiple best-selling author, successful property investor and mindset expert, he’s just started to share his thoughts about what’s really going on in the world on Substack. The articles are going down very well and provoking lots of people to ask questions and comment.
I was never taught ‘how to think’ and I had to resort to buying books to help me figure out what I was never taught at school or home! Books like “How To Make Good Decisions”, “How To Become A Woman Of Substance” or “How To Love A Difficult Man”. I kid you not!
So I wanted to share the first in this excellent five-part series, so that my followers can get the benefit of Andy’s great practical tools about how to weigh up any incoming information, discern what impact that information could have on you, your family and your life and be able to take the appropriate action.
Over to Andy…
“Are you good at seeing the most likely ramifications of actions?
We all think we are. However, given what a lot of us (but nowhere near most of us) have witnessed in the last 21 months, the vast majority of people have shown they are really, really bad at it.
The ability to see where something is going means you can position yourself with confidence to profit/benefit in some way when the world catches up to where you saw it going.
So this is one of my favourite skills, but pain is involved with possessing it. One such pain I have to take for it is to be told I am wrong again and again by people who do not discern well... And that I find funny, so not really an issue to me, but it occasionally gets a little frustrating.
In a future article/email I'll be digging deeper into why not caring what others think is a skill worth mastering...
But in this and the next article, I'm going to talk about the ability to discern well, and how to enhance it.
In March 2020 back at the start of the world's current mass psychosis event, one of the reasons I decided to do the Rational Thinking Webcast was I saw the world was going the wrong way, and I wanted to 'get on record' all the forecasts I was making.
Previously, when a forecast I had made became self-evidently correct, I had gotten fed up of saying, 'See I told you so' and receiving the response, 'No you didn't say that', or 'I said that too' when they hadn't said it at all.
To me being right is a matter of skill, of professional pride if you like... And if I am wrong it provides the opportunity to learn and get better at being right.
But to these people who said they were right when they weren't, they were failing in their ability to think well on multiple levels.
Read the rest of the first Article free here on Andy’s Substack