I’d bet that most of you have at least one email in your inbox that you could respond to in less than a minute, but that you’ve been quietly agonizing over for considerably longer. This is normal, but it doesn’t mean it’s necessary. We have a tendency to think too much or too little about certain problems, and end up making dumb mistakes as a result. Fortunately, a few simple mind hacks can solve the problem.
For the most part, we’re smart people. Our brains are filled with knowledge and experiences that come into play every day to help us navigate the world. Nonetheless, we frequently examine our past behavior and find problems that are rooted in some incredibly dumb choices—hence the adage “hindsight is 20/20.” [read]