“The wise man doesn’t give the right answers, he poses the right questions.”- Claude Levi Strauss
The problem with finding the answer…
is that you stop asking the questions.
Yet, as we’ve matured beyond the black and white, The Force or The Dark Side perceptions of our youth, there are few questions that have one single answer.
But, alas, there’s comfort in having an “answer.” We can sit on it, rely on it, revert to it, and stay fixed in it.
To do otherwise means we’re open and vulnerable for other possible answers to come in and shake up our steady foundation.
We like already knowing, so we don’t have to deal with other possibilities.
Unfortunately, very often, so goes our careers, our relationships, our plans for what is or isn’t possible for our lives, etc.
When was the last time you treated yourself, your job, your business, your marriage, your health, your plans for the future like a mystery?
There’s this idea called “inquiry” which, of all realms of questioning around, is the one that you never get to the bottom of.
Dictionary.com defines inquiry as “a seeking or request for truth, information, or knowledge” as well as “the act of inquiring or of seeking information by questioning; interrogation.”
Nowhere in those definitions do I find that the word inquiry involves finding the “answer.”
The coolest thing about inquiry is the idea I once heard from a very smart person: “What if finding the ‘answer’ is the booby prize, and real power comes from living in the questions?”
Where can you step back from an area already fixed in what you “know” and initiate a mysterious inquiry for yourself?
Here’s a short video addressing the tendency to “know” vs playing first with curiosity…something we tend to drop as we “mature.”
And Click Here for a free 15min inquiry into what may be possible outside of what you “know” for your career, business, life.
Got endless mystery?
“The ultimate mystery is one’s own self.”- Sammy Davis Jr.