Six Steps to Effective Thinking and Problem-Solving

Identify the problem. — "What’s the real question we’re facing here?"
Define the context. — "What are the facts and circumstances that frame this problem?"
Enumerate choices. — "What are our most plausible three or four options?"
Analyze options. — "What is our best course of action, all things considered?"
List reasons explicitly. — "Let’s be clear: Why we are making this particular choice?"
Self-correct. — "Okay, let’s look at it again. What did we miss?"

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