The key to success in many areas of life, be it entrepreneurship, innovation, relationships, business, personal… is asking the right question.
Egyptian novelist and 1988 Nobel Prize Winner, Mahfouz Naguib, put it this way, “You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.”
In order to arrive at the right question, we have to remain open, curious, and receptive. Asking the right question helps us to focus on the right problem. If we’re feeling stuck for too long in a particularly unsatisfying situation, chances are we’re focusing on the wrong problem and asking the wrong questions.
As management guru Peter Drucker says, “The most serious mistakes are not being made as a result of wrong answers. The truly dangerous thing is asking the wrong question.”
Remain open and curious, folks.
“I find business – it’s a cliche – absolutely as creative as anything. Business creates ideas. Around something as dry as a boardroom meeting there can be a confluence of ideas that creates and promotes more ideas.” – Terence Conran
Indeed, business is just as creative as songwriting, albeit not as personal. While the idea behind the business is often personal, the business plan itself is not.
Know Your Worth.
It is your most valuable asset in business and relationships alike.
You were created by the God of the Universe!
The God who holds a billion stars steady with His hand.
You were created in His image!
He knows every hair on your head and not one of them falls without His knowledge.
Most of all, He died for you!
Know your worth.
“The feeling of being hurried is not usually the result of living a full life and having no time. It is, on the contrary, born of a vague fear that we are wasting our life. When we do not do the one thing we ought to do, we have no time for anything else–we are the busiest people in the world.” – Eric Hoffer
It’s risky business
Falling in love
Eyes lit up
The onrush of bliss brings
an ambush of sorrow
Wondering if it will last
Praying it will tomorrow
Such complicated feelings
For such a decidedly simple thing
Love conquers all
Even the fear that it first brings
“Love and hurry are fundamentally incompatible. Love always takes time, and time is the one thing hurried people don’t have.” – John Ortberg
Just like you can’t hurry love, you can’t love when you’re in a hurry.