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This video (4-minutes long), “5 tips to improve your critical thinking” by Samantha Agoos, is part of TED Ed Series Lessons Worth Sharing. (We are not affiliated to TED Talks. At Decide.sbs we point to Internet selected content, tailored for you.)

Every day brings us many choices. Samantha Agoos describes a 5-step process for critical thinking, a technique for better decisions.

At Decide.sbs, we suggest: put particular attention to those decisions that are more important for your life.

Practical information and resources you can use and trust, to resolve and to prosper in important situations, when you most need it.

In social media, information arrives effortlessly. But, already in 2017 there were one hundred and ninety million bots on just three social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram *, generating hundreds of millions of false messages, every month, and terribly confusing us.

* Source: UCSB, University of California, Santa Barbara).

So, this is now an urgent need:
Reliable information for those decisions that can make or ruin our lives:
in our relationships, productivity, family, company, or health.
We have organized information in exactly those five areas, and will allow you to rate, and prioritize, the kind of information you prefer.

We now have access to resources and information we can use, bringing us opportunities to lead a happier life, for us and for our families.

Click on: articles trending these days, life-changing decisions by category, or structured live books.

Making good decisions, and the ability to make them, are two of the most important factors for having a good, happy and successful life.

Most importantly, there are particular moments in time in which a decision can determine a large portion of your, or our future.
What would you be willing to sacrifice, in order to be successful, happy, and have a good life for you and your family? Well, it is fairly simple: just focus on making the right decisions, particularly when it counts the most. And remember: there are many decisions that cannot be undone, or… it is very difficult, and costly, to fix them later. Make the right decisions from your very first attempt.

That is our purpose at Decide.sbs: giving you information, training, resources, to make the best decisions you can, when it counts.

The paradox of life is that people seem to deliberate more carefully over little choices than the big ones. Before buying a car, they read all the ratings, check out resale values on the internet, and so on.
But when it comes to choosing their professional life, they just sort of slide rather than decide. They slide incrementally into a career because someone gave them a job. They marry the person whom they happen to be living with.

— David Brooks, The Second Mountain

The human brain has difficulty weighing the pros and cons. We aren’t built to be rational and often have internal biases. We need to see the big picture. (HSI, Training & Employee Development, Tips to Improve Decision-Making Skills.)

To improve your decision-making, research has shown that even relatively basic training in probability makes people better forecasters, and it helps them avoid certain cognitive biases. For example, if you are considering funding a startup, you might ask: What percentage of startups fail? (Or, what percentage succeed?) etc.

By doing this, you will get away from the “inside view,” where the specifics of the decision overwhelm your analysis. Instead, you want to take the “outside view,” where you start with similar cases before considering the specifics of your individual case.  (3 Ways to Improve Your Decision Making – Harvard. By: Walter Frick. January 22, 2018.)

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