Some things, you know right away. Other things take a little longer. For best results, think both fast and slow. Here’s how.

fast and slow

Blink.

… argues in his book, Blink, that you usually know what you know — in the blink of an eye. And then you spend a bunch of time and energy trying to talk yourself in or out of what you already know. This is the heart of intuition. And intuition is good. Use it as an effective tool in your box of tools.

Hang on a minute.

But then there is also that part of your brain that wants to be satisfied that you’ve really taken a good look at things before you commit. And this is another part of your brain that is not so much intuitive but rather analytical. And thank goodness for that side of the brain. 

Think fast and slow.

Some of you reading this post will be more in the camp of the intuitive. Others of you will be more of the wait a minute kind of thinkers. But here is where the best thinking happens: when you think fast and slow. Daniel Kahneman argues in his book, Thinking Fast and Slow, that the best thinking happens when we use both of these approaches to thinking. Blink! and you have a good sense of things. Wait! and you go a bit deeper. He won the Pulitzer prize for his book on thinking, and this approach is worth listening to.

So please do this.

Please use the next 12 minutes to watch this brief talk by Brad Aeon about how to think about time. And then come right back for today’s takeaway.

Ask yourself.

What will I do with my time today?

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