We base a lot of our decisions on intuition rather than evidence.
It’s a sensible strategy most of the time. It’s faster, less effortful and it allows us to focus on more pressing concerns.
But the environment in which we make decisions can change quickly and our intuitions don’t auto-update.
Take 30 seconds to check your intuitions.
What are they based on?
Are they still accurate?
Are they still helpful?
A quick examination of our own thought processes can often help us to avoid sleepwalking into trouble based on bad intuitions.