The creative agency called “Box of Crayons” offers a daily provocation to stimulate your thinking every morning. One of their latest was a video of people answering this question:
“What is the most powerful question you know?”
It is a fascinating question, and I was intrigued with the host of answers that were shared. Examples included:
> How do you want to be? (the response is never tired, frustrated, distracted, etc.)
> What if failure is not a deal breaker?
> What has to be true for success to happen?
> How can I help (a “learning and serving” question)
> What’s at the heart of this?
> What is calling you that you need to embrace and do today even though it may feel overwhelming?
Box of Crayons has a whole video series of people answering this question and explaining why they chose it. (They are worth a listen at http://www.boxofcrayons.biz/category/best-question/)
I think if they asked me, my most powerful question is “what isn’t?” People often become focused on what is that they overlook what is not being said/done/thought about.
What is your One Best Question? Maybe it will provide the answer you need to be successful today.