“If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.”
― Albert Einstein
Recently I started paying attention to connect different comments posted on Facebook to see if I can come up with a different insight and experiences that are different than routine. On Facebook I saw postings of joy and relief when exams are completed and students planning different activities to enjoy holidays before next semester starts. One was excited to go to Mumbai and some going back to their native cities and towns to hit the malls and cinema theaters. I saw posts from professionals who are planning of having trips to exotic places. I watch comments and likes on the photos posted on the face book. One of my friend posts about the songs he likes, another posts photos with beer cup in his hand.
My observations is that when we go to a farmers market we ask our mind questions related to food and when we are watching a game in a stadium we ask questions about the game. We don’t usually think of asking our mind how to cool our tension with a nice and fresh fruit from a vegetable market when we are in a crowded stadium.
Our mind is processing thoughts and giving us answers to questions that we ask. The questions that we are asking are what drives our behavior and is the key for our success in getting better at everything we love to do. By combining the fun and excitement of game with a healthy drink of fruit juice instead of junk food makes our experience more memorable and keeps us healthy but that needs us to ask ourselves better questions to maximize the benefits from every action of ours.
We can maximize our fun, experiences, find new possibilities and enrich our lives if we can think of different things that can be done by asking the right question to our mind. So if you are having holidays and want to have a greater level of satisfaction and experience, ask your mind what are the new options you have other than the predictable things you do during a holiday. we all need to have a innovative mind set and we should be mindful of this. This kind of asking the mind, the right questions enriches life with better experiences and may lead to more opportunities that we have never imagined possible. I always ask this question myself at the end of the day “What is that one thing that you did differently today?” The key to innovation is to connect unrelated dots from different things, experiences to come up with new experiences, new possibilities and new opportunities. Good luck for a “ better life with best practices” (My company’s tag Line and vision)