[7GM1768] Mindful Monday: How to Avoid Common Thinking Errors

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In today's episode of 7 Good Minutes, in our Mindful Monday segment, we learn about some common thinking errors and how to avoid them.

We all make mistakes when we think. It's part of being human. What matters is that we try to learn from our mistakes so that we don't keep making the same ones over and over again. In this blog post, we'll look at some of the most common thinking errors people make and how you can avoid them.

The first common thinking error is something called confirmation bias. This is when we tend to only notice information that confirms our existing beliefs while neglecting information that contradicts them. For example, let's say you believe that vaccines are dangerous.

Every time you hear about someone getting sick after getting a vaccine, you take notice. But whenever you hear about someone who got vaccinated and didn't get sick, you either don't notice or dismiss it as an exception.

This kind of error can lead us to draw inaccurate conclusions because we're not considering all of the available evidence. To avoid confirmation bias, it's important to consciously try to seek out information that contradicts your existing beliefs. This will help you form a more accurate view of the world.

Another common thinking error is called the sunk cost fallacy. This is when we make decisions based on how much money or time we have already invested in something, rather than on whether or not it's actually a good decision.

For example, let's say you've been taking an online course for two months and you're really struggling with it.

You're thinking about quitting but you tell yourself, “I've already paid for the course and I've put so much time into it. I can't quit now.”

This kind of thinking can lead us to make bad decisions because we're clinging to something that isn't working simply because we don't want to admit that it was a mistake.

To avoid the sunk cost fallacy, try to focus on whether or not something is actually a good decision, rather than on how much money or time you have already invested in it.

We all make mistakes when we think but what matters is that we try to learn from them so we don't keep making the same ones over and over again. In this blog post, we looked at two of the most common thinking errors people make: confirmation bias and the sunk cost fallacy.

By being aware of these errors, we can avoid making them in our own thinking. Thanks for reading!

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