Day 689. Questions are power! Answers are everywhere and can be found easily, everybody can give them. However, asking insightful, meaningful, and precise questions are a wonderful tool to think and solve issues. I love the parallel between a question and a step. You have a path to walk, you can only do this one step at a time. When you have a problem to solve, you can better find the solution by asking one question at a time. Sometimes, it’s just asking yourself a question, not even talking to somebody else. The sole fact of asking questions makes you think deeper.
The wise man doesn’t give the right answers, he poses the right questions. – Claude Levi-Strauss
Questions open thinking and constructive discussion. Answers ends thinking. This is why it’s so critical to think more about questions than thinking. For each problem you face, take some time to write down questions and prioritize them. While noting down the questions, you can even take some out to keep only the more insightful ones. As for many things in life, more is never better.
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers. – Voltaire
Look around you, use your experience. The most interesting persons are generally those who ask questions rather than provide answers and show their knowledge. Two questions for you for today:
- What did you learn today?
- Did you plan and reached your three goals today?
Have a great one!