3. Working Backward to Solve a Problem

Maurice Ashley is a grandmaster in chess, which basically means he’s smarter than most normal folk.

Because of his impressive brain, you should probably give his TED Talk a watch.

Maurice reveals a secret the best chess players use to tackle their problems and win a nearly impossible game.

They do this by visualizing the outcome they want, then working backwards to make sure the game turns out that way.

This lesson can translate easily into dealing with your own problems on and off the chess board.

The Optimism Bias