Many of us have a tendency to accept what we hear without thinking critically and forming our own opinions. Author Jeremy Kourdi says there are three questions you should ask every time you’re presented with new information.
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We’ve gone through a lot of ways to train your mind, but this is one of the simplest ways to jump start that critical thinking. When you’re presented with new information, ask yourself:
- What else?
- What if…?
By asking these three questions, you’ll avoid making assumptions or accepting things as presented, and ensure you’ll have an informed opinion. Even if you just end up playing devil’s advocate, you’ll be able to back up your thoughts more intelligently.
Think Critically by Asking Why, What Else, and What If [Sources of Insight]