How To Find AnswersMay 20, 2020
The last time we had a national crisis like this pandemic, Floyd said, "Most people are drowning in a sea of information and thirsting for direction." This is a different kind of time, when most of the people we know are looking for answers but hearing conflicting information, misinformation, fake news, and a bunch of nonsense. Answers would be comforting right now, but they are in short supply. So, I thought I would offer some guidelines using some of the smartest things I have heard from the smartest people I know.
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER…
What would you do if you had no choice? -Floyd
Start with the end in mind. -Charles Munger (Warren Buffet's partner)
It's easier to ask the right question when you know the answer you want. -Mary (Floyd)
Never ask a question you don't already know the answer to. -Jack Warden, mentor to Paul Newman, in The Verdict
Do the activity you can control and let go of the end result. - Floyd
WOPEN WOPEN WOPEN YEZNO. – Mary (Floyd)
Try to see things from the other person's point of view. – Floyd
Flip the question on its' head. -Charles Munger
Take the highest road with the longest view. -Mary
Fly up in the air and get a bird's eye view. - Floyd
Pause. -Victor Frankl
Seek and you will find. Ask and you will receive. Knock and the door will be opened. – No attribution needed
Ask. Listen. Repeat back what you think you heard until they acknowledge that you understood what they meant. – Adult ADHD Handbook
When you eliminate the impossible, whatever is left, however improbable, must be the answer. -Sherlock Holmes
Questions come first. Answers come second. -Jim Rohn
You have two ears and one mouth. Use them in that proportion. – Epictetus
Enter specific terms into the search engine. – WikiHow
THE BEST ADVICE USUALLY BOILS DOWN TO SOMETHING LIKE THIS: INSTEAD OF LOOKING FOR A BETTER ANSWER, ASK A BETTER QUESTION.
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