In Big Think's video “4 Steps for Optimizing Situational Awareness and Visual Intelligence,” host Amy Herman sums up her top tips for making perceptive and informed decisions based on how you comprehend your surroundings.

“Visual intelligence is the concept that we see more than we can process and it's the idea of thinking about what we see, taking in the information and what do we really need to live our lives more purposefully and do our jobs more effectively,” Herman said.

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There are four simple steps to optimizing your situational awareness, and they all begin with the same letter: Assess, analyze, articulate, and adapt. Herman suggests practicing these four A’s in any new environment that you’re in.

Want to know more about being confident in the decisions that you make? Watch the video above, or check out Herman’s book, "Visual Intelligence: Sharpen Your Perception, Change Your Life."

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