# 7 Prompts to Improve The... ![rw-book-cover](https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1556427088361672709/7npJWuTQ.jpg) ## Metadata - Author: [[@NickMilo on Twitter]] - Full Title: 7 Prompts to Improve The... - Category: #tweets - URL: https://twitter.com/NickMilo/status/1529439655610855424 ## Highlights - 7 prompts to improve the way you think more than reading 7 books about it: ![](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FTmpQnbUEAAg5XD.png) ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/NickMilo/status/1529439655610855424)) - 1. "It reminds me..." Saying "it reminds me..." forces your brain to rev up and make connections. Connections lead to insights. And we need your unique insights because only you can make them! If you make it a habit to say this, you will never think the same way again. ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/NickMilo/status/1529439658966339584)) - 2. "It's a part of…" This prompt forces you to relate the thing you are talking about to something else you already know. Guess what? That's how we learn! We connect new stuff to old stuff. Try it now: "Thinking is a part of… " ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/NickMilo/status/1529439661491294211)) - 3. "It's similar to BLANK because…" This prompt gets you pattern matching. You start to see the patterns that are hidden from everyone else You see how math rhymes with music and how jazz rhymes with improv When you see the patterns, the world gets a lot easier to understand ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/NickMilo/status/1529439663991074817)) - 4. "It's different to BLANK because..." If everything is the same, then what's the point? The differences are what make things interesting. This prompt sharpens your mind because it forces you to say why two things are different. ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/NickMilo/status/1529439666553749504)) - 5. "It's important because..." The prompt forces you to argue why this thing is important. You will understand more deeply why you care about it. Or you will realize that maybe you should stop paying attention to it! ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/NickMilo/status/1529439669301088256)) - 6. "It came from..." This prompt makes you understand the relationships. Everything came from something. Take an idea you are interested in. Where did it come from? This places it in context. We understand things more deeply when we understand where they came from. ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/NickMilo/status/1529439671884713986)) - 7. "It's really about..." I love this prompt because it forces you to stop getting fed other people's talking points. Instead, when you say this out loud, you have to go deep to answer. You might be surprised what you say! ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/NickMilo/status/1529439674812379136)) - Those 7 prompts are worth their weight in gold. But will you practice with them of just keep distracting yourself by saving another article you'll never read? ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/NickMilo/status/1529439677316419584)) - Instead of mindlessly highlighting "yet another article", there is a better way to work with ideas. It's nerdy, but you can learn the core concept of how to think better with digital notes. It's call "Idea Emergence" 👇 https://t.co/1jwlAT7P7y ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/NickMilo/status/1529439679967244289)) - If you are tired of losing your best ideas and constantly feeling overwhelmed Join the next "Linking Your Thinking" workshop: It's a 6-week, hands-on workshop to accelerate your ability to manage knowledge It's been trusted by 700+ thinkers & creators https://t.co/u5XUdMEomf ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/NickMilo/status/1529439682936725504)) - It may be brief, but this thread took some time to write If you enjoyed it, please Like & Retweet the first tweet If you want to • stop losing your best ideas • organize your knowledge • generate more insights Follow @nickmilo and let's make insights, not highlights! https://t.co/dv9grGN5TT ([View Tweet](https://twitter.com/NickMilo/status/1529439685419773955))