Have you ever wondered what thinking skills are? What does it consist of or how to think critically? How it’s going to be beneficial to you?
Thinking skills consist of critical thinking, reasoning, understanding, problem-solving, analysis, and remembering. These skills help you in many aspects of life and create a perspective through which you can solve and understand anything.
To achieve unique skill seems like impossible and stuck like a fantasy in your mind. They may sound like an amazing skill but the problem is you don’t know how to do that.
Decisions making is a very common stage people come through in their life where instant facts or choice is not going to help you make the perfect decision. So, it is very important to learn how to think and this can be mastered through thinking skills.
Why do you need to learn how to think critically?
A single thought is a reason for your situation today. That’s why you need to learn how to think. Thinking differently doesn’t change how the world treats you but definitely, you learn how to deal with problems in a better way.
There’s no job, work, or industry which will be provided with so much knowledge and information. A time will come where you have to think out of the box and in that case, the skill which you already have of knowledge and information won’t work.
This is the reason why Thinking skills are very vital part of life, as you don’t take any big step without thinking much. Because you know it can bring fortune to you but also misfortunes.
Since thinking skill brings higher opportunities to you and difficult to master, it seems impossible for normal species to achieve by themselves.
Most of the people are there in the world who take decisions just by guessing. They don’t think deep down of the circumstances and they just apply their principles. Which results in failure or even greater problem.
How your thinking take shapes
Incredible things happen to those who think like a successful man. Have you ever wonder about how these successful people like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, or William Shakespeare think?
But it is very important to know how their thoughts of success take place in their mind? And how do circumstances shape their thoughts? The way you’re thinking right now depends entirely on how you were taught to think when you were a kid.
As you were curious about everything and want to know what’s there in front of your eyes. As a kid, you must have bothered your parents for the more packets of information.
To fulfill your desire and to prevent them from being bothered and disturbed by you, whatever knowledge and experience your parents had, they filled your brain with it. They shared their stories which they have experienced.
Two types of experience are there, one is a good experience and the other is a bad experience. For instance,
A. When you travel to a country where you find so many beautiful places. You met so many people who helped you in figuring out where to go, how to reach, and how to spend. You enjoyed a lot there and have a good experience in that place.
B. When you visited a place where you spent all of your savings. You met some people who cheated you and offered you the wrong information. You didn’t want to go to that country again because you had such a bad experience with it.
Now, according to these two experiences. A good experience might shape your thoughts in a positive way but a bad experience does the opposite.
Does your thoughts solve your problems?
Do you start searching for videos or articles that will solve your problem? Before watching the video of magical solutions, do you think about your problem on your own? You don’t, because you have nurtured a habit of receiving solutions, ideas, and information from others.
The information you’re aware of now has come from three sources.
1.Family, relatives, friends, and society
2. Television, movie, shows, books, and Internet
3. Your feelings and experiences.
Our problem-solving thoughts could be based on one of the three above. If you’re thinking on the basis of what others have taught you then you could hardly solve problems.
If you’re thinking on the basis of movies and shows then you will definitely be unable to solve any problems.
If you’re thinking on the basis of your own experience, knowledge, information, and understanding then you definitely be able to solve your problems.
You rely on some magical information that will come to you that will solve your problem immediately. Somebody who will come to guide you and explain to you what you need to do and don’t.
You cannot solve problems because you have never focused entirely on solving problems. You focused more on providing yourself resources for solutions by going to other people.
How to think critically?
Your curiosity about finding mysteries has been replaced by the satisfaction of knowing. Your experiences are not enough for your critical thinking as they didn’t teach you everything you need to know.
You live with unsolved problems because you rely on packets of information which you already know. Thoughts are not just about the idea of front pictures but about the idea of pictures behind the scenes.
Without the ability to thinking critically and creatively, people remain unimaginative skilled workers. People consider you more cool and smart when you have enough knowledge and information.
To thinking intelligently, find out the basic and crucial information which will help you to understand or analyze it from beginning. Abandon all the past information which you already know.
Try to negotiate with people and find out hidden possibilities. Explain the situations to yourself and find out what you’re missing.