How to accelerate your thinking?
Entrepreneurs have to make a lot of crucial decisions throughout the day. To stay at the top of their game, they have to be able to make these crucial decisions with a sharp mind. There are ways in which you can have the same state of mind from start to end of the day.
1. Make lesser decisions at the start of the day
In the article about how the decision making behaviour made by billionaires helps them perform better throughout the day, we talked about how using a lot of brainpower for making lesser insignificant decisions in the morning can affect your decision making senses throughout the day. Decisions like which clothes to wear, what food to cook etc can be pre-planned the day before itself which will help you a lot from not wearing out in later parts of the day.
We can’t stress the importance of sleep enough. Not only will 6–8 hours of sleep allow you to accelerate your thinking into making much better decisions much faster, any number of hours of sleep lesser than 5 can harm your thinking.
Note that this characteristic varies a lot from person to person. We have known of people who can well function with 4 hours of sleep. While Arianna Huffington and Jeff Bezos swears by 7–9 hours of sleep everyday, Elon Musk, Nikola Tesla and Jack Dorsey can get by with 4–6 hours of sleep everyday.
When you are trying to increase the limits of your physical-self, the involvement of your mental being is high. To push your body to the limits, you need to train your mind more often — with positivity and self belief.
It’s for this reason that exercising is recommended. The improvement of the mental strength will allow you to comprehend and concise information in a much better manner ultimately allowing you to make much better decisions.
“As you think, so shall you become.”
4. Question yourself
Ask yourself questions and don’t be shy to self-criticize. These two can shape the way you think as a person. If you are having idle time in your hand start thinking :-
- Solve problems.
- Think of new projects of business’s you can start.
- Think about what you learned from the last book you read.
Just like you exercise to increase your endurance, you keep thinking to improve its power.
Start learning something that you think is tough. It may be coding, a new language, a sport. Learning something can rewire the way you think. If you ask yourself, you will know that you always think in one language. Try thinking in the new language that you are learning, there is no better way to learn and stimulate your thinking that that.
Start playing brain stimulating games. They push you to think and get solutions in a faster way.
The power of thinking and thus it’s invisible influence on life has often been underestimated. Train your mind to think in a positive way first, before moving to train it in a manner that it can give better solutions to every problem. Your mind has solution to every problem it comes across. For reasons that escape everyone, connecting different parts of various information that we have consumed over our lifetime is the only way that we can find a ideal solution.