In our everyday Life, Rational Thinking can be worthwhile for everyone in many indescribable ways.
When we become Rational, we are then able to make informed decisions in our Daily Life (whether it is Relationships, Work, Personal Growth, Finances and many others).
People generally tend to jump into conclusion and/ or more often than not let their emotions cloud their judgement as a result of Reactive and/ or Illogical Thinking.
However, to become truly Rational requires a bit of effort (depending on the individual).
Regardless, it starts by thinking Rationally…but, a lot of people misunderstand what Rational Thinking really means!
What is Rational Thinking?
As such (before we delve further); it is important to understand what “Rational Thinking” means.
Rational Thinking can be best defined as the ability to make an Effortful Thinking in order to arrive at a Sound Conclusion for any given Situation or Circumstances that:
- Utilises justification to establish and verify facts rather than blind or unfounded beliefs
- Has the capacity to make sense of things regardless of whatever the Themes/ Subjects/ Topics through Substantiated Facts, Expert Opinions, Solid Plan, Analysis of Information, Sound Judgements, Sound Logic and so on
Yet, how can you tell that you are a Rational Thinker?
Here are some of the signs of a Rational Thinker:
- Always look for Valid Justifications and Analyse Facts with a Calm Mindset
- List the Pros and Cons before making any Informed Decisions
- Never makes quick assumptions or be quick to jump into conclusions
- Make an Effort to confront any tendencies that can result in detracting from Sound Judgment or Rational Thinking Ability
- Never allows Emotions and Bias behaviour to cloud Sound Judgement
- Looks to consider all relevant information before arriving at a Sound Conclusion
- Is an Active Listener but never get influenced by anyone
- Avoids complaining but at the same time, critical about Evidence or Information that sparks Opinions
- Flexible and open to changing Opinions, if new Substantiating Evidences/ Arguments are presented
- Have Valid Explanations or Substantiating Evidences behind any Opinions
To be a Rational Thinker; it is important to determine…if you are operating from your “Rational Mind” or your “Emotional Mind”.
What is the difference between “Rational Mind” and “Emotional Mind”?
While operating on “Rational Mind”; your thinking is much more focused (based on utilization of Past Life Experiences, Substantiated Facts, Expert Opinions and Sound Logic), which thereby helps you to make Informed Decisions.
However; while operating on “Emotional Mind”, your thinking tends to be more Reactive and/ or Illogical by allowing Emotions to get the better of you (which thereby leads to making Hasty and/ or Poor Decisions).
Moreover; it is also important to remember that each Decisions we make will have an impact on our actions which then becomes our Karma and at some point of Life, those actions will reflect back to our Lives (whether negatively or positively).
Therefore, it is also crucial to note that one can never choose or control any circumstances but one can choose the right attitude towards any circumstances.
This is why Rational Thinking is important as such a way of thinking helps to make Informed Decision in our Daily Life through Rationalization of Facts/ Information to arrive at a Sound Conclusion.
Verdict: Never shy away from accepting the challenge to develop Rational Thinking or further enhance Rational Thinking.
“Rome wasn’t built in a day”. So, rather than looking at this change as “Work in Progress”; try viewing it as a Personal Challenge or an Opportunity for Personal Growth.
In doing so, cultivates your Rational Thinking by changing the way you think through Daily Life.
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