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Logical Thinking

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LOGICAL THINKING

Logical thinking keeps you from wasting time worrying or hoping. It prevents disappointment. Imagination, on the other hand, only gets you hyped up over things that will never realistically happen.




Logical thinking is not just for solving riddles. Employers are actively looking for candidates with this valuable skill. Logical thinkers approach work problems critically and provide actionable solutions to help the company succeed.

Logical thinking is an important skill that employers value in their employees. Thinking logically mean being able to focus on a task and find correlations between pieces of data or information and use these correlations to come to a viable solution. This skill is necessary for a variety of professions and can ultimately benefit any type of professional.

Logical thinking is a skill that involves using reasoning in a way that allows an individual to come to a viable solution. This skill allows someone to accurately analyze a situation, make any connections between data and use the information gathered to solve the problem. Logical thinking requires several reasoning skills and the ability to look at a situation objectively and works towards a solution based on the facts at hand.

Being able to think logically is important because it allows you to solve problems in relation to your work. Professionals at any level can benefit from this skill and will see improvements in their career the more they practice it.

Logical thinking is a skill and like other skills it must be practiced in order to get good at it. There are several ways you can enhance your ability to think logically.

Participate in creative activities. Creative activities such as playing music, writing or painting can support logical thinking getting the brain to work in a different and more creative way. Many creative activities require concentration and thought. The more you work toward a particular creative goal, the better you will be able to solve problems.

Spend time learning a new skill. Expanding your knowledge by learning a new skill will help stimulate your mind and encourage better logical thinking. Many skills require you to carefully plan and think about the skill as well as approach the situation in a thoughtful manner. This can contribute to getting your mind used to learning and thinking in new ways and promote more effective logic skills.

Ask questions. Asking questions about things you usually would not question can help get you in the mindset of evaluating various answers to one question and weighing each answer based on the information you have been provided.

When trying to solve a problem, it can be easy to get swept up in emotions especially if it is a stressful situation. But, emotions will only cloud your head and distract you from coming to effective conclusions and making solid decisions. If you are thinking emotionally rather than logically, take a break and return to the problem once you are able to clear your mind.

Going into a situation with a clear end-goal in mind is essential to effective logical thinking. Without a clear goal, you are susceptible to distraction and can easily get side tracked.

Many interviewers do not ask questions directly related to thinking logically, but rather will frame questions in a way that encourages you to demonstrate your ability to use logic skills. To show logical thinking during an interview, use these steps.

Talk about the steps you took or would take for a given situation. Show the interviewer the process you would use to get to a decision or provide an example of how you did so in the past. Factors to include in these steps are questions you would ask, data you would analyze and additional research you would perform to come to a variable conclusion.

Provide multiple solutions to a given problem. Some interviewers will ask you to solve a hypothetical problem to show you can think logically. Offering multiple possible solutions for the issue shows you are able to think beyond the obvious answer.

Show you are open to new ideas and concepts. An important part of thinking logically is being willing to explore new ideas and concepts. Demonstrate your open-mindedness in the interview and how you have benefited from being open minded in previous positions.

Prove your track record for thinking logically. The more experience you have thinking logically the more attractive of a candidate you will be. Mention examples of times you have successfully used in previous positions and how those skills have helped you come to important and effective decisions.

When we say that something is logical, what we actually mean is that it makes sense. Logical reasoning skills are the ability to focus on the presented task by following the chain of the thought process by relating one statement after another, until finding the most logical conclusion.

Although many will not notice, all of us have challenges on a daily basis which we overcome thanks to our reasoning skills. While calculating the process in the supermarket, just to check if we can get everything we need for a lower price. While trying to fit all our obligations into a single day, our thinking machine spins its wheels to find the perfect solution.

Enhancing logical reasoning is simply learning to pay a closer attention to details. Therefore, there are few easy techniques to help you overcome thinking obstacles and really focus.

To advance logical thinking process, it is crucial to differentiate established facts from personal reservations. Concentrating on the environment and your senses is just individual perception, which must not be confused with logic.

Let’s say that two people got together to share a meal. To one person the dish smells repelling, while the other is enjoying their lunch. The first person did not like the smell, so they concluded that the meal is inedible, unhealthy and not properly prepared. This is not a logical way of coming to the correct conclusion.

First of all, person A did not have any supporting evidence of the food being unhealthy or poorly made. Consequently, conclusions drawn from this observation are inadequate.

In order to get to a logical conclusion, one must shut off their own skewed opinions and focus on proven information like the ingredients used to prepare it, so that they can form a clear statement. Apart from the observed facts, the conclusion must also be drawn from culinary knowledge and not based upon calculated guesses.                      

Since logical thinking implies noticing all the details and putting them together one by one until the picture becomes clear as day, strategy plays a major role in the thinking process. Learning to think strategically will not only power the brain, but it can also help you deal with business obligations faster and more proficiently. And how do you develop such useful skill?  

Start by questioning everything and trying to interpret repetitive patterns. Learn from mistakes so that you can anticipate what is ahead. Keep the mind constantly active and look for details and learn how they function individually and in the group before focusing on the bigger picture.

As the logic is more verbal, the slight language variations make a big difference. Knowing the difference between statements will definitely tighten up the loose screws of logical thinking.

If you hear “necessary” in a statement, you immediately know there is a condition that needs to be fulfilled unlike “sufficient” which denotes a minimal level of effort that will lead to a positive outcome. Every condition has a slight alteration in meaning, just as the word order in a sentence carries a certain meaning.

Every day we escape into the digital world searching for a new form of entertainment. But why not use it for improving our logical reasoning? Math does not have to be boring if used as a game.

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