On a recent Street Wisdom Walkshop, a participant’s Quest was:
How can I do more, with less energy?
It’s such a good question, we had to stop and go Wow for a bit.
It’s a good Street Wisdom question, because it’s not as big as “What’s the meaning of life?” or as small as “What shall I have for lunch?” It’s somewhere in between. And that means it’s more likely to throw up some answers.
It’s a good Street Wisdom question, because it’s focused, and specific, but open enough for the environment to throw up some interesting possibilities. You can also add to the start: “Streets, show me some options for how I can do more, with less energy?” The “options” bit primes your experience up for success!
It’s a good Street Wisdom question, because it’s got a solutions-focused approach contained within it. Imagine if the question was: “How can I get through all this work I’ve got to do?” That feels like it would take you to a dead end. Whereas the participant’s openness and learning-driven philosophy is conveyed in the question. Pump your question with possibility, and possibility might just flow.
It’s a good Street Wisdom question, because it could apply to so many of us. It’s a question for our times. We’re often not asking these questions just for ourselves. That’s why Street Wisdom Walkshops always end with Sharing, because then we get to hear each other’s stories, and learn from each other. And learning’s what it’s all about.
Questions are important. Let’s face it, there’s always a question we can ask. Either we can control it ourselves and take the lead in asking the question, or we can be back-seat drivers in our own lives and let the question ask us. And good questions make all the difference.
Proposition: Good questions lead to good answers lead to better futures.
So, what’s your question right now?
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