School of Thought

The answers discovered today for yesterday’s questions are guaranteed to be wrong for the new opportunities of tomorrow. So, the secret to Success is to begin with a creative thought and make lots of mistakes!

Creative Brain

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.

Intelligent people are always ready to learn and their ears are open for Knowledge. To acquire Wisdom is to love oneself and people who cherish Understanding will prosper.

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!

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Three-E Formula

More effective than a Magic Wand, this is E-ven better. The ability to Enlighten, Empower, and Encourage leads us to a formula for success.

Do ItGreater than a Magic Wand to wave at the hand of fate, this is E-ven better.

This is E times 3.

Enlighten

Empower

Encourage

The prefix forming verbs of “En” and “Em” are expressions of action and doing, defined as:

To put into;
To go into;
To cover with;
To provide with;
To cause to be;
Thoroughly

In the simplest of terms — Just Do It.

Some may ask, “Do, what?”

Let’s examine the Three E words above — Enlighten, Empower, and Encourage.

Do ~ Light
Do ~ Power
Do ~ Courage

The smallest speck of light destroys darkness. To clearly see the next step on our journey of life, we focus to Do what is right, just and fair.

Whether we think we can – or, can’t – we’re right. We have the freedom to choose whether – or, not – we use willpower to Do what is right, just, and fair.

The strength to change the things we can and to forgive impossible people requires the fortitude – always – to Do what is right, just, and fair.

Some might ask, “Where’s the magic in that?”

To quote:

Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline,

To help them understand the insights of the wise.

Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives,

To help them do what is right, just, and fair.

The catalyst for being of service requires the components of Wisdom, Discipline, and Understanding. The result is a successful life of Doing what is Right, Just, and Fair.

Knowing + Doing = Building Dynamic Relationships

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