Life is hard. We live in a dynamic world that is simultaneously interconnected and pulling apart. What if we had a better way to deal with all the complex issues facing us?
For me, mental models help cut through the complex world we live in. Mental models are how we interpret the world. We each have our own different interpretations. If these interpretations better resemble reality, you will be more successful in your pursuits.
Many people struggle with the idea that your reality isn’t necessarily reality. We all see the world through our own lens, which causes a distortion of reality. Layer crazy complexity on top of these distortions and you need mental models to function.
P.S – HERE are some of my favorite mental models.