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Mark Kilpatrick

Mark Kilpatrick

The one skill you need to succeed in business

This one skill you set yourself up to succeed in life and in business

In business, we get paid for the problems we solve and the solutions we provide. This is why some people are able to make a lot of money while others struggle to pay their bills on time.

If you want to succeed in business, you must become good at solving problems and providing solutions. Unfortunately, often in business, we are surrounded by simple, obvious solutions that can dramatically increase our income, power, and influence. The problem is: We just don’t see them!

Today I’m going to talk about the number one skill you need in order for your business to grow as fast as possible: Your ability to see what other people don’t see!

And this isn’t just something that applies only when it comes down to doing well financially; it also applies when dealing with any type of challenge or obstacle within your company or team!

What’s the top skill you need to succeed in business?

Critical thinking is a term used to describe the ability to think about what’s going on around you, and make decisions based on facts. It’s also the ability to solve problems, be objective, flexible and creative. In short: it’s everything that will help you get ahead in life.

What is critical thinking?

Critical thinking is the process of analyzing information and evaluating its validity. It’s a way of thinking that helps you to make better decisions and avoid being biased, emotional or influenced by other people.

Critical thinking is a skill that we all use every day in our lives. For example, when we read an email from someone who wants us to buy something from them, we need to ask ourselves if what they are saying makes sense.

Do I trust this person? Is there any evidence for their claim? If not, it would be easy for us to dismiss what they are saying as nonsense because it doesn’t fit with our preconceived ideas about how things work or should work (which might have been influenced by someone else).

Why are most people bad at critical thinking?

One of the best things you can do for yourself as a business owner is to learn how to think critically. Unfortunately, most people are not taught critical thinking skills in school or through any other means.

The fact is that most people don’t even know what critical thinking is. When asked, they say: “I guess I think critically when I’m making decisions and analyzing information.”

Not only do we need to be able to define critical thinking, but we also need to understand why so many people have difficulty with this skill set and how it affects our ability (and willingness) to make good decisions that can improve our businesses and personal lives.

Of course, there are some general differences between those who are good at critical thinking versus those who aren’t:

  • Those who are good at it tend to question authority more than those who aren’t;
  • They’re more comfortable with uncertainty than those who aren’t;
  • They’re more open-minded than their counterparts—they’re less likely to get stuck on one idea without considering other points of view or alternative methods;
  • They are able to see correlations and insights that others either overlook or fail to see.

Critical thinking helps you evaluate possibilities and choose the most appropriate one.

Critical thinking is a skill that you can learn, and it’s one that will help you evaluate possibilities and choose the most appropriate one. Critical thinking is something you can use in any situation, whether you’re helping someone or yourself.

It’s important to note that critical thinking gets better with practice. You won’t become an expert overnight—it takes time. If something doesn’t seem to make sense at first, try looking at the issue from another angle or talking about it with someone else before reaching a conclusion.

Critical thinking helps you be objective, which is important when making decisions.

Critical thinking is the ability to look at a situation objectively, as well as assess and analyze it.

It’s important in business because it helps you make better decisions. For example, your company might be considering two similar products or services that would be good additions to its catalog.

If one is more expensive, but will bring in more revenue over time, critical thinking can help you see that by looking at all aspects of both items—price, quality, support capabilities—and allowing them equal weighting in your final decision.

Critical thinking helps you solve problems.

Critical thinking is a process of thinking that helps you solve problems, make decisions, and improve your life. It’s an important skill to learn if you want to succeed in business.

Critical thinkers:

  • Ask questions. Critical thinkers ask questions when they don’t understand something. They ask for clarification or further explanation until they understand the issue fully.
  • Think about multiple solutions for a problem instead of just one solution (or no solution at all). Critical thinkers consider many different ways to tackle an issue before coming up with a solution because they know there are usually many possible solutions to any given problem or challenge in business and life.

Critical thinking helps you understand what is going on around you.

Critical thinking is the ability to:

  • Understand how things work.
  • Understand what information you need and why it’s important.
  • Figure out how to fix problems, or prevent them from happening again.
  • Think about ways to improve your company, your product, or yourself as a person.

Critical thinking will help your career.

Critical thinking is a skill that can be learned and applied to any career. The ability to think critically will help you make better decisions, which leads to better outcomes for your career.

  • It’s a skill that can be used in any industry
  • It applies to any position and therefore has value at all levels of business

Your level of critical thinking correlates with your success.

Critical thinking is a skill you can learn. It’s not innate, and it doesn’t come naturally to everyone. But no matter what your current level of critical thinking ability, it can be improved.

The students who were initially struggling with their reading comprehension tests were able to improve their scores by using a few simple techniques for identifying how the author was trying to persuade them—not just by reading the material through more carefully, but also by identifying and questioning the biases presented in their sources.

Whether or not critical thinking is something that comes naturally to you, it’s likely that your level of success as an entrepreneur will be directly influenced by your ability to both recognize and evaluate arguments effectively.

In order for any business venture or project to succeed, effective communication skills are absolutely essential—and those same skills are enhanced when we develop our understanding of how people think about things differently based on factors like age or gender differences; cultural backgrounds; political affiliations; religious beliefs; economic status; etc.


Critical thinking is a skill that we all need to learn, but it’s not something that comes naturally to most people. It takes practice and effort, but there are also ways you can improve your critical thinking skills without even knowing it. For example, if you find yourself making more mistakes than usual at work or school today then maybe tomorrow will be better because of this article!

If you would like to learn more about masterful critical thinking then here is a video from Jay Abraham who is the leading expert on business thinking: Click here to view the video on critical thinking by Jay Abraham.

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