The power to question is the basis of all human progress.
- Indira Gandhi
I’ve been asking questions for many years. I came across it naturally and then heard of the Socratic Method which got me even more interested.
The definition of the Socratic Method is: named after the classical Greek philosopher Socrates, is a form of inquiry and discussion between individuals, based on asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking and to illuminate ideas.
For my purposes the “Illuminate Ideas” is where I focus my attention and why I really use this practice daily. It is simple, easy to do and surprisingly effective. In fact, you can give it a try right now:
First, simply relax, sit, close your eyes, feel your ground, and breathe. Next, allow yourself to feel the stress leaving your body, mind and being. Once you feel you are truly relaxed ask yourself this:
What can I do today to help my business succeed at the highest level while enjoying the process?
Once you have asked the question, aloud or in your mind, simply sit back for a few minutes, with your eyes closed, listening patiently. Watch what happens. You just may be given a gift greater than you could have imagined.
I go much deeper into this topic here:
It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.
- Eugene Ionesco