Darren Hardy

Stop Looking For Answers

DD Questions

The answers are everywhere.
In fact, that is the problem – they are everywhere, easily accessible, anytime, from anywhere.

Today we have Google, Wikipedia, YouTube, and the rest of the world wide web of answers.
Anything you want to know is a few keystrokes or thumb taps away.

The education system is still trapped in the model of answer collecting and memorization.
The key to success used to be having more answers.
Now answers are a commodity.

“Knowledge is no longer power because everyone has it” -Jack Welch, SUCCESS Magazine 2014

Today, your ability to navigate your way to success will not be the answers you have collected—they are already out there and accessible anytime—it will be your ability to target them and that is done through the telescope of asking the right questions.

As Peter Drucker said, “Great ideas are birthed from the labor of asking great questions.” Twitter

Notice he didn’t say ANY idea, he said GREAT ideas.
You can get any idea you want. ANY question you have all you have to do is type it into Google and the “Googles” will give you the answer, like magic. Any question.

So now, if you can get the answer to any question you have… it makes sense to focus your energy on the questions you ask.

As Einstein said, “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.”

Action For Today:
I want you to stop searching for answers and do as Einstein suggests—spend 90% of your time coming up with the right question. And in today’s day and age, you don’t even have to be as smart as Einstein to figure out the answer once you have the question—you have the Googles.

1) Identify one problem you are dealing with or one important goal you have.
2) Come up with at least 5 questions you should be asking yourself.
3) Narrow it down to one.
4) Answer it (sure you can use Google if you need).

You can even use this formula to help you with a question you have.

1) Identify the question you have.
2) Is that the RIGHT question? Come up with 5 questions to address the question.
3) Narrow it down to one.
4) Answer it.

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