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In my experience bad mental shortcuts are usually based on bias or assumption. Any time I have run into problems it has been due to my lack of obtaining all the appropriate information and then assuming I had an answer to the problem I didn’t fully understand. Good mental shortcuts have almost always been based on experience and more than one person having educated input. Slowing down and assessing the problem fully instead of trying to fix it right away is generally the way to stay on track and avoid coming up short.