Many of us fail to think critically and often times make decisions or solve problems with limited information, biases, or impartial views. As a result, we miss lucrative opportunities, lack creativity, and destroy relationships. This is why critical thinking is necessary; it is a disciplined thinking process that requires you to gather, analyze, and apply information to effectively solve problems and make the best decisions. This is important because every day, you are faced with challenges or issues that you must learn to deal with strategically. Understand that your life is the sum total of your thinking or the lack thereof. As a result, your inability to think with clarity and focus is potentially costing you and the organization you serve.