By Andrew D. Wittman, Ph.D.
Published September 29, 2016
Have you ever thought about how you think? Most people don’t realize that there’s an actual process by which they think their thoughts. Mentally tough people, those who can withstand huge amounts of stress and act with focus under pressure, take a deliberate approach to how they process every thought throughout the day. It’s similar to how a professional golfer approaches their swing.
If you’ve ever played golf yourself, then you know that there’s a process for every stroke that includes factors related to grip, stance, body position and the mechanics of the swing. If you’d like to become a member of the mentally tough and I hope you do as it will serve you well in business, start to apply this golf-swing-like process to your decision making.
The Golf Swing of Thinking is the four-step process through which to run every thought. I call it thinking like CRAP: Clarity -- Relevance -- Accuracy -- Precision. Funny yes, but most importantly it’s memorable. Here’s how to do it.