Be Your Own Guru
The next time you want to ask someone a question, first ask yourself these two questions:
- Why is this important to me?
- What am I going to do with the answer?
If you don’t have satisfying answers to those to questions, don’t ask.
If you do have satisfying answers, a third question is:
- Why aren’t I working out my own answer to this question?
- What smaller questions can I ask to help answer this big one?
It’s great to use subject experts, mentors and gurus to add to your stock of knowledge and contribute to a work in progress.
But often we use them to save us the work of thinking for ourselves, or worse, because we don’t really intend to do anything with their answers.