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Ask a Different Question

It's not that everything is or should be easy, but we're doing ourselves a disservice if we make hard what doesn't need to be.
Ask a Different Question

The way we frame a question is important. Sometimes we ask the wrong question entirely. We ask questions where even if we find a solution, we take the most difficult path.

What if before doing something we first stepped back and asked, "What if this could be easy?" Asking a question like this has been my main takeaway (thus far) from reading Greg McKeown's book, Effortless.

It's not that everything is or should be easy, but we're doing ourselves a disservice if we make hard what doesn't need to be.

So the next time you're setting a target, big or small, consider asking, "What's the simplest way I can achieve this result?"

If you lead or work with a team, ask this question in the context of the way you all work together.

Let's slog and be gritty when we have to, but let's otherwise make effortless what can be effortless.

What can you make effortless today?