What is Critical Thinking?
Did you ever ask yourself, “Why am I doing this?”
Perhaps you have when you were working around your house on such projects as cutting the lawn or painting and wallpapering a bedroom. You probably wished you were doing something else -- sailing, golfing, or playing tennis. You also might have asked yourself that same question at work from time to time. You know—those moments when the phone won’t stop ringing, your boss won’t get off your back, and you can’t seem to get a compliment from anyone about the outstanding work you’ve been doing. Those are the times most of us say to ourselves, “Why am I doing this?”
In our opinion, you should ask yourself the same question more often, particularly when you are trying to make a decision, or trying to solve a problem, and especially when you’re becoming frustrated over something. In other words, we believe you should stop yourself often and critically think about what you’re thinking!