how to be smart
January 4, 2009 3:56 AM Subscribe
how do I become smarter in making the best decision when facing a new situation for the first time?
posted by thomasck to education (17 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I would like some suggestions as to how I could become a smart person who can be decisive, and make good and snap (under time constraint) decisions when facing a new situation for the first time.
I have thought of the phase 'learning by mistakes' but this won't help me as there are always new problems and situations which I have never encountered before.
I am the type of person who when faced with a new difficult situation, would freeze and become useless and made stupid decisions. I would like to know how I could change myself from that.
This is my background:
I'm a 26 year old male. I have gone through university and graduated with a bachelors degree. My grades weren't great and I have failed a few papers. I am now working full time as an administrator (in the custody department) for a stockbroking firm (work experience approximately 3 years)
Any suggestions would be much appreciated