A simple decision that I recently made is to learn the life of Picasso. The elements that made me take this decision were even simpler. I appreciate, as a human being, the idea of his art, His miracles and the wonders that he created. However, I was left with an interesting question to think about seriously. As a young child, what was Picasso like, how did he live in his adult life? This seems like an easy query that can be addressed. But, my quest for obtaining the answer for this question commenced after the analysis of various pros and cons. I used my critical thinking ability to weigh the pros and cons. I utilized two processes to analyze the life of Picasso as a young boy. I used deductive reasoning to ensure that I was able to gather all necessary information to precede my quest. Deductive reasoning also included lot of scientific thinking in it. I recently purchased a book with the name Life with Picasso, written by Francoise Gilot and Carlton Lake, which guides me to learn and understand the life of Picasso.
To ensure that the decisions made by us are right, we may examine the steps we took, re-evaluate and estimate all the bases that led us to arrive at the decision made. These checks enable us to gain confidence in the decisions we have made and the thought process that we used to achieve this. Critical thinking does not end after making the decision. It never ends and we must consistently evaluate our progress towards the chosen path and sometimes should reassess the choices made by us. Without this consistent assessment, the decisions we make in our lives may not always turn out to be right, as new challenges may tend to derail our decisions.