Better Questions or Better Answers

I am continuously striving to ask better questions – to myself, with my family and people that I work with. It is an acquired skill that needs to be continuously refined.

Questions, especially better questions will contribute to lifetime growth. Growth lies in uncovering the unknowns.

If you want a better answer, ask a better question. Formulating better questions will force you to get clear on what you want to ask and achieve. Garbage in, garbage out.

Don’t ask questions to show how much you know (or prove your superiority) but ask questions so that you can uncover more and to move forward.

On the value of a tribe

I came across this HBR article which focuses on the value of the tribe.

Tribe

Having the tribe is not the same as networking. Our personal tribes allow us to grow, learn and challenge the status-quo.

Once you have a tribe, focus more on providing and adding value than trying to leach of them. Offer value, share your passion for the things you have in common.

Dream

Dream for a better role.
Dream for a better career.
Dream for a better boss.
Dream for life long friends.
Dream for better health.
Dream for a better life.
Dream of a better YOU.
MAKE IT HAPPEN.

Summum Bonum – The Highest Good

I came across a phrase called Summum Bonum in my readings this week and not knowing what it meant, I searched. It is a latin word meaning “the highest good, especially as the ultimate goal according to which values and priorities are established in an ethical system.”

What is your summum bonum? While I dig deeper into this, I am happy with Marcus Aurelius quote:

“Just that you do the right thing. The rest doesn’t matter. Cold or warm. Tired or well-rested. Despised or honored. Dying…or busy with other assignments.”

https://dailystoic.com/summum-bonum/

Not easy but worthy of giving it a go. I hope you think of your summum bonum.