When we were little kids, the world was so exciting and we were always on the lookout for new places to explore and new things to learn and discover. Then we grew up. Sometimes when we get older, that excitement fades a bit and we stop asking, we stop exploring. But kids always want to know. They often drive their parents crazy by continually asking ”Why?” As a parent you do your best to answer, and they continue “But why?” and it just keeps on going. They always want to learn more.
No matter where we are in life, we should be the same way, learning, growing, stretching, being curious to discover new things? In her book “The Power of Why”, Amanda Lang shows us that having a curious mind is really helpful, and asking the right kind of questions can help up succeed and grow in our personal lives as well as in our business.
But, I think, there comes a time when we need to change our questioning, though. There comes a time when asking “Why?” is not the right thing to do. There comes a time when we just have to take what we have and run with it, take the knowledge, information, materials, whatever it is, and move ahead. Sometimes we just need to stop any train of thought that holds us back, put our foot down and say “Why not!”
You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?” – George Bernard Shaw