Do you think there might be more steps to effective thinking? What would you suggest? Do you even agree with step one?
1. The default state for humans is that we are passionate and irrational; we have to consciously choose to be rational and logical.
2. The key to good thinking is metacognition; the ability to think about your own thinking.
3. The next step is to try and think about how other people think.
From Thinking 101, published by A Thinking Pedagogy/Andragogy at http://www.i-learnt.com/Thinking_home.html