|Aug 06, 2004 4:44 am
||Asking WHAT'S RIGHT questions
| Greg Horn - BlackMarketGold
|| In his book "Breaking the Rules: Removing the Obstacles to Effortless High Performance" (http://www.cpmpublishing.com/), Kurt Wright writes about
the tremendous increase in effective problem solving that one gains from asking WHAT'S RIGHT questions as opposed
to asking WHAT'S WRONG question.
Page 21: "[First], it is... known that all questions are framed in our conscious, rational minds. [Now], here is where I offer an important new insight: Whenever we ask any kind of WHAT'S WRONG question, it is both framed and processed in our rational mind. In other words, the way the
question is framed allows our rational mind to use its deductive, dismantling way of processing to break down the whole into pieces. And, while there is certainly a time and place for it, deuctive reasoning always depletes our stores of creative energy and leaves us tired.
"Rational thought, however, has a far more significant limitation than depleting our energy. When completely disconnected from our intuitive minds, our rational minds have been proven totally incapable of distinguising truth from fiction. This startling discovery comes from the clinical medical research which earned Dr. Roger Sperry (http://almaz.com/nobel/medicine/1981a.html) the 1981 Nobel Prize for Medicine.
"When we ask any kind of a WHAT'S RIGHT question, on the other hand, our rational mind hasn't a clue about
how to process the question on its own. As a result, our WHAT'S RIGHT questions are deferred to our less assertive but far more powerful intuition -- where they are processed in a manner that generates energy. By 'more power', I mean that our intuition processes somewhere between 1,000 and 10,000 times as fast as our rational mind. In addition, we know it synthesizes parts into a unified whole, generates
creative energy in the process and also cannot be deceived. This means we can tell where our questions are being processed by monitoring our energy levels."
Have you ever wondered why peak performers, visionary thinkers and *three-year-old children* all have the same amazing abundance of creative energy? (Hint: Could it have something to do with the questions they ask?)
~ Greg, blackmarketgold.com
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