As told by successful entrepreneurs on Twitter
The world’s most valuable skill:
Clarity of thought.
The problem? There’s no school for this.
Romeen bootstrapped a $50+ million business. His secret? Thinking clearly.
Let's see what those other legends say about the importance of clarity of thought.
I insist on a lot of time being spent thinking, almost every day...to just sit and think. I make less impulse decisions than most people in business.
It’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better.
People spend too much time doing and not enough time thinking about what they should be doing.
Additionally, when we look at McKinsey & World Economic Forum's research about the top skills to thrive in the future of work, they point us to critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making.
It's what the absolute titans of business have built their success upon and which will become increasingly more important for everyone else as well.
The quality of your life depends on the quality of your decisions. The quality of your decisions depends on the quality of your thoughts.
It's no secret that judgment is the most important skill, but the question is how you develop it.
The best way to teach people critical thinking is to teach them to write. There is no difference between writing and thinking. Writing is formalized thinking.
I truly believe clear writing is the single most important skill in business.
I've written every single day for 500 days.
Since then, I can point *every* good thing that's happened in my life back to this daily habit.
As you can see, the world's top clinical psychologists, entrepreneurs, investors, and leaders are all strong believers in the power of writing.
Writing is the ultimate tool to sharpen thinking.
When you write, you expose the gaps that exist in your logic and thinking.
Writing is the process by which you realize what you think and what you understand are two different things.
At Mindsera, we've been busy building a cognitive science-based software that trains your thinking skills with writing.
For entrepreneurs who want to think more clearly, come up with original solutions, make better decisions, and avoid the high cost of bad judgment.