This article is a summary of a YouTube video "How To Sharpen Your Mind" by Power Matrix
TLDR The key to sharpening your mind is to think for yourself, question authority and experts, and prioritize independent thinking over relying on external sources for answers.
The key to sharpening your mind is to think for yourself and not rely on external sources for answers.
To sharpen your mind, ask yourself questions, define the problem, list potential answers, and ask the right questions to get to the root of the problem.
Identify the reasons for procrastination, such as fear, unfamiliarity with the subject, or feeling overwhelmed, and address them by reading about the subject, breaking down the material, and asking yourself specific questions about when and where you procrastinate.
Research what experts have said on the subject, compare your answers, think on paper to organize thoughts, don't surrender autonomy to experts, their counsel is an input to decision-making.
Question authority and experts, approach situations with a beginner's mind, and prioritize thinking for yourself over relying on others' thoughts.
It's better to have a small amount of information that you have thought about than a large amount of knowledge that you can't use effectively, so read like a writer, expose yourself to different thoughts, and internally challenge opinions to build mental toughness.
Have the courage to make mistakes and shift your mindset from being someone who is smart to someone who is a learner, and pay attention to avoid slipping into old habits and patterns of thought.
Use your brain more, think for yourself, and choose whether or not to like the video.