Asking the right Question is much more important than having all of the right Answers.
At one time in the recent past, the Question: “What is found at the end of freight trains?” was deserving of the Answer: “Caboose”.
For one generation, that fond memory is now an antique safely archived in Railroad museums.
For our current, high-tech, digital generation, the Text message of curiosity to their friends to ask for an explanation might be in the form of “Cab—what?!?”
Question and Answer
Question: Why then do our formal programs of education test for a finite answer to a limited set of questions?
Answer: It is big business to sell the dysfunctional idea that one person has the answer to another’s question.
As a result, we have several generations of gifted and talented individuals waiting to receive guidance for their lives from a clueless academia. No one has the right answers for anyone, else. At best, our educators might be brave enough to explore what is right for one person, themselves.
It is the height of arrogance for anyone to believe they have all of the answers. The most important facets of life cannot be explained by mere mortals. The answers discovered today for yesterday’s questions are guaranteed to be wrong for the new opportunities of tomorrow.
We Learn By Doing the ABC’s
Since we learn by doing and the fun is in the doing, let’s focus on having fun as we learn. The journey to the choice of our individual destinations begins: right here, right now.
In fact, the secret to asking Questions is inherent in the discipline to practice the ABC‘s.
Attitude: Whether we think we can, or can’t, we’re right. As a creative genius with an 8th Grade formal education, my Dad believed: “If a man made it, I can fix it.” And, he did. Time after time he accomplished the impossible.
Boundaries: Those are the fine lines defining our growth, to date. They are the demarcation between where we end and another begins. Self-respect runs unabated within. Respect is generously offered to those without. Mutually beneficial transactions occur at the border.
Commitment: Choosing one and foregoing all others is the first step to moving forward. Forsaking the un-chosen focuses all energy on the one most important choice. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
Creative Thoughts Make MISTAKEs
In our human condition, we will make MISTAKEs.
This is the ultimate Question: aM I Seeking To Ask (and) Knock Effectively? Because, a MIS-take is simply a bulls-eye miss of an opportunity we TAKE.
Life is simply an exercise in practice techniques:
» Amateurs practice until they can get it right.
» Masters practice until they can’t get it wrong.
All we do begins with a creative thought!