Question Stream?

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When was the last time you had a question, and you stopped to think about it or just left it hanging? Are we obsessively rushing to find answers instead of enjoying the unknown? Is the need for answers an addiction? Which leaves more room for imagination and creativity: questions or answers? How about trying to delay the satisfaction of having a response? Can we try writing down our questions and let them sink in? Might we come up with “the right answer” ourselves, without looking it up? And what’s the worse that can happen if we don’t? Can we enjoy revisiting a question which we don’t know the answer to? Is it possible to enjoy questions that no one has answers to? If you are maintaining a journal, is it full of periods and exclamation marks or full of question marks? If you start recording questions, is it possible you will come up with additional ones? Is asking questions contagious? And if it is, wouldn’t that be great? Will you take a minute to visit the seempli Wonder question stream? Does it look strange hosted on a platform with more definitive statements than questions? Will you ask more questions tomorrow? … Read More

habit zero #120

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the challenge   I’d like to use today’s entry and the following two to reflect on three insights I had following a podcast by Todd Henry. As always, it starts with a challenge. In one of his Daily Creative episodes (a great show, by the way), Todd discussed the importance of defining (and keep practicing) your ethics. These are the values that define you — the values you wish to practice in everything you do and in every interaction you have. It is part of your operating system.

Get Lost

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When was the last time you got lost? It’s 5:30 AM. I am walking in an empty street in Tel-Aviv with a camera, as I have been doing at least once a week in the past ten years. Tel-Aviv is the second largest city in Israel, but on a global scale, it’s tiny. Its area is less than 7% of the area of New York City, and less than 4% of the area of London. And as I tend to do my photo-walks always around a few neighborhoods in the southern part of Tel-Aviv, you would think that by now I know every building, every wall, every ally, and of course, every single street.

Surprise!

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Ask any of my friends and colleagues, and they tell you exactly how much I like to plan things. A new project? Let’s plan it! A major task? Let’s break it into smaller ones. A business trip? The agenda must be closed weeks before. Ask my family, and they will gladly confirm it too: a family vacation? Let’s open that Excel and start planning the flights, the where to stay, what to see, the route, where to stop and what exactly we need to pack.

The Magic Button

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Imagine having a magic button in your brain. A button you can push to open your mind and effectively start learning and memorizing new things. Imagine you can do one simple thing before you go into class, or before you approach a new task at work, that will make you perform better (and enjoy it more as well). Now, stop imagining! Why? Because this magic button is already embedded in our brain. Curious?