Thinking less can lead to a smarter answer. (2 Min Read)

Thinking less can lead to a smarter answer.
Strange as it may sound, thinking less can lead to a smarter answer.

Move Past Analysis Paralysis

  • A lack of time
  • A lack of conscious information
  • Reduced activity in the “thinking part” of our brains

Can result in better decisions, better actions, and outcomes

In some instances, the more we think, the further we stray from the optimal outcome.

Although this can apply to everyone in certain cases, it can be especially true when you’re an expert in the area where action is needed.

When the Unconscious Is the Key Skilled decisions, just like skilled tasks, are often performed without conscious awareness.
Fabritius, Friederike. The Leading Brain (pp. 143-145). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

The most powerful and underappreciated part of your brain is the part that by definition you’re unaware of: your unconscious. According to Wolf Singer, former director of the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt, Germany, our unconscious accounts for a major part of our decision-making activity.

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