Follow First Principles thinking.
When we stumble upon a problem or a challenge, we often try to solve it by looking at how others have solved the same or similar problems. First Principles thinking is a way to break this thinking pattern and discover new and better solutions.
- Identify and define your current assumptions.
Next time you face a problem or a challenge, write down your current assumptions.
- Break down the problem into its fundamental principles.
The fundamental principles are the most basic truths or elements of the problem.
- Create new solutions from scratch.
These solutions should be created directly from the fundamental principles.
What to do?
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