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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?

And then:

  • 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.

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