11 Short Tips To Become A Better Thinker

Lukas Schwekendiek
2 min readDec 9, 2023
Photo by Maks Key on Unsplash
  1. Stay Detail-Oriented — Look at all the possible details and record them as best as you can so that you can form the bigger picture with the little pieces. Most clues are found there.
  2. Keep The Bigger Picture In Mind — Always focus on what matters most and don’t get lost in the heat of the moment. Emotions, Side-tracking, or being unfocused gets you lost.
  3. Do Not Be Afraid Of Taking Notes — If you cannot keep all the details or all the goals as clearly organized in your head as Sherlock Holmes can, then get yourself a little help and write them out.
  4. Drink More Water — Your mind thrives on Oxygen which is transported through H20 via your blood. Drink more, feel better.
  5. Focus On The Similarities Not The Differences — Look at what makes the two points similar and what connects them rather than what sets them apart.
  6. Exercise Your Mind — Games like Chess and Sudoku can be a good way to keep your mind engaged, but you should attempt to keep all your thinking skills exercised regularly (such as Memory, Logical Reasoning, Learning, etc.)
  7. Learn More About The Topic — Reading more books, attending more courses and watching more videos on topics surrounding what you want to know about gives a wider perspective.
  8. Dive Deep Into A Few Certain Topics — Pick a few Topics you want to become a master in and dive as deep as you can into these topics. You will be able to cross-reference a lot of things and learn from your few areas of expertise.
  9. Exercising Regularly — Exercise → Better blood flow & more Oxygen in your lungs → more Oxygen for your brain.
  10. Become Passionate About Thinking — Have your emotions aid you by making thinking a fun adventure.
  11. Practice — Or also known as: “Learning by Doing”. Reading a ton of books definitely helps, but nothing beats hands-on-experience.

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Lukas Schwekendiek

Life Coach, Speaker, Writer. Published on TIME, Inc & Huffington Post.