A great question is worth how much more than a great answer?

Classroom flip chart question
A great question is 1,000 times better than the right answer to the wrong question


A great question is 1,000 times better than the right answer to the wrong question.

We get trapped into focusing on two things when it comes to personal organization:

  1. what to do
  2. how to do it

In reality, we will never succeed until we understand why.

If this requires explanation, we are not yet ready to understand.

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Here’s What I’m Trying To Do

photo courtesy of Cheryl Noel

Here’s a real life, in real time example of what yesterday’s post tried to illuminate. (I can’t make this stuff up) Helping our son with homework last night, he was asked to find out why the Earth rotates around the sun.

I read his completed work and asked if he copied it or wrote it himself. He copied it. Then I asked him if he could explain it. He couldn’t. Then I asked if he could re-write it in his own words. He struggled big time on re-researching. In the end, he agreed that the push to try harder not only allowed him use his own words, but to also understand them as well.

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I Haven’t Done This In A While

Why did Walt Disney love horses?

I haven’t stopped in a timeout-like fashion to do a pulse check in a while. If you know me in person, you know I like asking important, compelling questions. I also like to tell stories and use personal examples, versus something I’ve read or heard. Even crazier, I’ve been classically trained inspired to not give answers, but facilitate answers. Many of my posts contain questions people miss or ignore…

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Whatever You Are, Be A Good One
Whatever You Are, Be A Good One


Answers You Should Know.

Why is there air?

Where do babies come from?

How does one stay organized for a lifetime?

What is the meaning of life?

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