Mind Guide: 49 Mental Models for Decision-Making
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Mental models are thinking tools that help guide and shape our perceptions of the world. They simplify complexity so we can understand life better, make decisions confidently, and solve problems.
When approaching a problem, it’s not one size fits all. It’s better to have a lot of different thinking methods so you can choose the proper framework. In life, we tend to hone our skills in a specific field. As such, we rely on what we’ve learned and how those experiences have led us to think, but counterintuitively, specialization can cause blind spots.
It’s not so different from using a hammer to nail everything and discovering that a screwdriver can screw things in better than a hammer. The more tools you have at your disposal, the more capable you are of choosing the correct one. In a mental model’s case, the benefit of selecting correctly is the ability to see clearly.
You can view problems objectively by understanding the best thinking from many disciplines. Whether the concept comes from physics or psychology, these thinking methods can be used for multiple purposes.
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