7 Habits of Highly Effective Thinkers

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Comments • 521

  • Samarnh Pang
    Samarnh Pang Month ago

    A good video, thanks!

  • adam kurniawan
    adam kurniawan Month ago

    music is distrubing

  • Skeltek
    Skeltek 2 months ago

    Too bad, nothing I don’t already do, except I write less down and manage to get by with sorting stuff in my mind only

  • Why
    Why 2 months ago

    Does reading a non novel also called reading?

  • Leo N
    Leo N 3 months ago

    Wait Why amIi even watching this, I have been like this forever.

  • Golden Sword
    Golden Sword 3 months ago

    i already have some of these habits .
    so it wont be hard to me to become critical thinker .

  • Akuma
    Akuma 3 months ago +1

    Can I have an example of how you would improve your system?

  • Kayt
    Kayt 3 months ago

    I love the intro music.. what would you call it..? I would love to find some that are related

  • Justin Yang
    Justin Yang 3 months ago

    But where do we chase adversity?

  • Chanuth Gunawardene
    Chanuth Gunawardene 3 months ago +1

    I needed this thank you! I am quite resilient to anything, like when my opinion gets challenged or the results don't go my way. I need some help what would you suggest.

  • Muhammad Ali
    Muhammad Ali 4 months ago

    "Despite school" seems like schools foster unhelpful mindsets
    ...because they do

  • Per Se
    Per Se 4 months ago

    Love your videos :)

  • vondahe
    vondahe 4 months ago

    I strongly disagree with the statement about schools. Yes, they fail to teach children critical thinking - not because they’re standardised but because they’re infested with the collectivist thought that all views can be good. They’re not. Some views, especially those from lazy minds are distant from facts and reason, are just plain wrong.
    Untold millions of students are unable to think critically and will instead seek out and hold on to stupid opinions that make them think they’re smart, and demand safe spaces when faced with facts and science.

  • _TooManyBoats
    _TooManyBoats 5 months ago

    Yes! I always argue with myself and feel weird about it

  • Robert Schaeffer
    Robert Schaeffer 6 months ago

    Always wondered what makes a cartoonist

  • Ellie Joanna
    Ellie Joanna 6 months ago

    “I believe that one day schools will catch up and foster this kind of environment” HAHAHA OH 🌈um remember that school is a business meant to keep people slightly brain dead and perfect for working under someone and obeying orders. Unless the masses start to really complain and there is (business or political wise) reason to do so, then no. they won’t catch on lol they’re actually smart and innovative but just don’t have ur best interest otherwise life would be less fun if we were all equal and I guess I’ll just stop there otherwise this will be a 500 word comment lol bye 🌈

  • Binozia - Tech
    Binozia - Tech 6 months ago

    I do a few of these things but not enough

  • George
    George 6 months ago

    What are more examples of creating systems instead of goals?

  • Sarah A.
    Sarah A. 6 months ago

    I'm already like this

  • Pyro_OG
    Pyro_OG 6 months ago +1

    *I too, am an intellectual*

    • vondahe
      vondahe 4 months ago

      Pyro_OG A true intellectual does not care to call him/herself that, just like a true gentleman does not label himself as such.

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  • 3dgar 7eandro
    3dgar 7eandro 6 months ago

    Great vid pal

  • Mark Wright
    Mark Wright 7 months ago

    Very nice! All great habits! I found I do a lot of them--but I can do better! Dr. Richard Paul in his book, "Critical Thinking," points out 8 habits of the mind that are necessary in fostering criticality. He calls them intellectual habits, they are 1) Intellectual Humility; 2) Intellectual Empathy; 3) Intellectual Integrity; 4) Intellectual Courage; 5) Intellectual Autonomy; 6) Intellectual Perseverance; 7) Faith in Reason; and 8) Fairness.

  • tanvi solanki
    tanvi solanki 7 months ago

    Your video just showed up 2 days ago on my suggested videos page and I watched one, then I watched another and today I watched the 3rd one - I really like the topics you are covering and the short length of your video with high impact information and simple engaging graphics 👌🏻... I am subscribing. 🌈

  • Nathaniel Allen
    Nathaniel Allen 7 months ago

    Creating systems not goals was a really good one, thanks!

  • coldasice7x
    coldasice7x 7 months ago

    Hmm, systems > goals. I need to figure that out for me more. Thanks.

  • joseph kimani
    joseph kimani 7 months ago

    JESUS CHRIST IS LORD..Nowonder the Bible says in Romans 8-6..MIND OF THE SPIRIT BRINGS LIFE &PEACE..And In 12-2..We should renew our mind to know The PERFECT WILL OF GOD..Mind is wealth when used right thanks

  • Mahmoud Rgb
    Mahmoud Rgb 8 months ago

    This reverse played background music is terrible

  • Eli
    Eli 8 months ago

    Number 3 is SO IMPORTANT. Thank you for including this

  • Jessie Watson
    Jessie Watson 8 months ago

    Undergrads should definitely be taught how to find, read, and critically evaluate research.

  • NeyBliK
    NeyBliK 8 months ago

    eres increible humano, felicitaciones, sigue asi, no cambies tu estilo, eres un diamante organico literalmente.
    You are incredible human, congratulations, keep it up, do not change your style, you are literally an organic diamond.

  • King Mufasa
    King Mufasa 9 months ago

    Love your videos!
    Could you do one on your system for essay writing and improvement?

  • Multacks san
    Multacks san 9 months ago

    I think your almost completely wrong here. Critical thinking is about evaluating ideas through a good thought process. This includes but not limited to valid, soundness, logical fallacy, inductive, deductive, and abductive. Your personality traits approach is more of a consequences of having a good process to go through ideas. This is true all but seeking opposition and reading. Not jumping to conclusion would come from the idea of having to go through a process. Creating systems comes after having a good thought process, While argue with yourself is apart of having a good thought process. Being willing to change your opinion is also apart of a good though process. Last point I would argue inductively that your idea of a good writer is bias and is the same as arguing with yourself. In conclusion your video is more of what we see critical thinkers acting like and not how to become one that is why I disliked it.

  • Sunny shah
    Sunny shah 10 months ago +1

    So Liberals are not critical thinkers, since they are so close minded to people who don't share their opinions, and will outright protest and riot against things they don't agree with.
    They only accept people who share opinion with them, and people who are politically correct.
    Everyone else to them is a Nazi, KKK, Islamaphobic, Offensive, Racist, Sexist, Bigot, etc...

  • Soniya
    Soniya 10 months ago

    You make amazing videos, but this one is above the rest. Where did you get the ideas about building a system, not a goal and writing is thinking? never heard about if it could be perceived way. Also please recommend good books in coming videos. thanks!

  • Junior Andres Espinoza
    Junior Andres Espinoza 10 months ago

    i want to ask something... what's the reason you make this videos?

  • AntsaWYA
    AntsaWYA 11 months ago

    how do I create a system?

  • Český Hráč
    Český Hráč 11 months ago

    I like that you respect nature and you give definitions, keep it up, hope you will get even more audience...

  • Carl John
    Carl John Year ago

    Thank you very much and keep up the good work 👍

  • Claudio Tejero
    Claudio Tejero Year ago

    not much people watch this kinds of videos thats sad

  • Mayoi Ro
    Mayoi Ro Year ago +1

    Spanish subtitles please 😫, english isn't my first lenguaje and it's kinda difficult to understand everything. But good video btw 🤓

  • Gihan Panditha
    Gihan Panditha Year ago +1


  • Sejal Dhoka
    Sejal Dhoka Year ago +1

    Can you explain the point about creating systems and not goals? Thanks.

  • Vtron
    Vtron Year ago

    After looking at your channel I think that you make great informative videos that help all of us be smarter
    And so I subscribed

  • Eleanora Jane Becherini

    I'm a critical thinker but I can't do trigonometry no matter how hard I try to learn it

  • Boğaçhan Özdemir

    why theres always reversed music in back

  • Ape X
    Ape X Year ago

    ...when you can already relate

  • NY Aquatics
    NY Aquatics Year ago

    3:20 this is exactly me.

  • Slime kun
    Slime kun Year ago +1

    4:24 what did you meant by "adversity" if you mean depression then i guess I'm a critical thinker

    • Gary Cartes
      Gary Cartes 11 months ago

      adversity means be willing to go through problems, struggles and conflicts that are productive.

  • Slime kun
    Slime kun Year ago +1

    At first i was like ooohh so i am a passive and critical thinker then later when you talked about creating a system, i was like ohh i am a critical thinker until you said about the life part...i just decided im both.....

  • Radikl Sounds
    Radikl Sounds Year ago

    I want Steve Jobs to certify these✔

  • John Jalandoni
    John Jalandoni Year ago

    So which books would be the best to widen and open your mind

  • هلا ابراهيم

    Great video

  • Anonymous71475
    Anonymous71475 Year ago

    No. 7...
    is probably at its worst state with college safe spaces...

  • one-stop killing
    one-stop killing Year ago

    Comparing my self to these points i think i maybe a critical thinker

  • Hayle Near
    Hayle Near Year ago


  • The one
    The one Year ago

    What is your essay writing check-list?

  • Yuri Radavchuk
    Yuri Radavchuk Year ago

    Totally awesome content. A friendly tip on how to improve it. You'd make a list of the core features of the video at the end to help recollecting it. What do you think?

  • Petra Marbun
    Petra Marbun Year ago

    School is a game, astoundingly profound principle.

  • Rachel Zimet
    Rachel Zimet Year ago

    What is the difference between a tendency and a skill?

  • Shinkajo
    Shinkajo Year ago

    This is what the world desperately needs more of.

  • Lookingoodsosoz
    Lookingoodsosoz Year ago

    whats that music in the background?

  • psalas98
    psalas98 Year ago

    3:35-4:13 is brilliant

  • b zee
    b zee Year ago

    lol... are you rapping?

  • Amanda Archer
    Amanda Archer Year ago

    Source on the back ground track?

  • Martin Lichtblau
    Martin Lichtblau Year ago


  • FBA Ship UK
    FBA Ship UK Year ago

    create systems not goals... can anyone elaborate what this means to you with examples? So if my goal is to exercise 6 times a week, what would be an equivalent system.

  • ShyvanaYametee
    ShyvanaYametee Year ago

    I would love if you share that checklist for a good essay or at least give us a video about how to make a checklist or how to make systems instead of goals because i don’t really know how to start making a system

  • Ayan Angshu Nath
    Ayan Angshu Nath Year ago

    which softwares are needed to make these videos?

  • Emir Wat Tabor
    Emir Wat Tabor Year ago +1

    I hate reading, I can do it and I can do it a lot, but by the end, I feel... Empty.
    However, I love to write things, and and I think I have gotten a bit smarter because of it.

    • vondahe
      vondahe 4 months ago

      Emir Wat Tabor Maybe that’s because you need to write a lot first. Reading is not the right goal for everyone. By expressing yourself the desire to find out what others write could very well follow.
      Don’t give up!

  • Money Curriculum
    Money Curriculum Year ago

    youve got some great animation tricks. inspiring really. check out my animated vids if you have the time and leave me suggestions if you like!

  • VanTu Tri
    VanTu Tri Year ago

    Your videos are gold.

  • ravenshireful
    ravenshireful Year ago

    I'm not on Instagram or twitter, but I want a t-shirt, what to do?

  • Vatan Kömürcü
    Vatan Kömürcü Year ago

    Too hard, didn't care.