As I continue listening to the audiobook for Tool of Titan by Tim Ferriss. I reached the chapter covering questions he asked himself over the years.
Here is a link to questions he covered: 17 Questions That Changed My Life
The ideas got me thinking of the many times my questions tend to err on the safe side. So I wondered, are the questions I ask myself pushing me along?
At times, it’s easy to question simple ideas, but questioning core beliefs is challenging. Here are a few questions that jumped out to me.
What if I did the opposite for 48 hours?
The question hit me because I am very routine-oriented. It’s easy for me to keep doing the same thing, day after day. I will be thinking of ways I can step out of the box next week.
What are the worst things that could happen? Could I get back here?
We are all seeking to find the path of least resistance at a deep level. Evaluating the worst possible scenario focused on tangible outcomes can be significant. It’s easy to allow fear to cloud our view of the worst cases.
Am I hunting antelope or field mice?
This one sounds crazy, but the idea is to look at which tasks on a to-do list will make the most significant impact. This is something I am currently working on as part of my critical task plan.
There were many gems in the list of questions. I encourage you to check out the whole list at the link above.
Let me know what your favorite questions are to ask?