How to Tap Into the Vastly Underutilized Power of Questions

Posted by on January 8, 2018 in Conscious Living, Thrive with 0 Comments

By Zat Rana | Uplift Connect

How Einstein and Da Vinci Found Genius

When people think of Einstein, they see a lone genius with his discoveries.

Most of us don’t quite understand what exactly these discoveries were, but we all learn fairly early on that he changed our understanding of physics.

Similarly, Leonardo Da Vinci is familiar to us most memorably for his famous Mona Lisa, and we know that his notebooks also contained a wide variety of sketches that predicted inventions in science and engineering.

These immediate images that we have of them create a mental narrative in our mind that associates their intellect with an ability to produce answers.

After all, without Einstein, there likely would be no Theory of General Relativity, and who knows how far behind the world would be right now.

While Da Vinci didn’t quite shift our understanding of reality to that degree, it makes you wonder how much more progress we could have made if something was actually done with the sketches he produced.

Yet, this narrative is limited in the broader context. The answers are what history remembers, but they don’t represent the process that produced them.

Focus on answers
The answers are what history remembers, but they don’t represent the process.

Neither of them actually focused too much on getting to a solution. Of course, once they knew what they were looking for or producing, they put in the work to get to an end, but that’s only a very small part of it.

Both Einstein and Da Vinci, like many other effective people, were driven primarily by asking rather than answering, and it was the strength of their questions that ultimately shaped their lives.


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