Good questions, patience, and wisdom — Dylan Dodson

2 QUOTES FROM OTHERS

I. Physicist Isidor Isaac Rabi on the importance of good questions:

“My mother made me a scientist without ever intending to.

Every other Jewish mother in Brooklyn would ask her child after school: ‘So? Did you learn anything today?’

But not my mother.

‘Izzy,’ she would say, ‘did you ask a good question today?’

That difference — asking good questions — made me become a scientist.”

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II. Philip Stanhope on the importance of patience:

“Patience is the most necessary quality for business, many a man would rather you heard his story than grant his request.”

2 IDEAS FROM ME

I. Wisdom is applied knowledge. Knowing what you need to do is the first step, putting your knowledge into action is wisdom.

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II. One simple trick to ensure you invest in your most important relationships and career growth; schedule them on the first day of every month. For example:

  • Date night(s) with your spouse

  • One on one time with your kids

  • Strategic planning for work

  • Extended time for prayer or spiritual development

Instead of squeezing the most important things in when you have the time (which inevitably means pushing them to a later date when the urgent displaces the important) schedule them first when your calendar is open, and everything else will fall into place.

Simply set a reminder for the first of every month with a list of all the important things you need to calendar. When the important is prioritized, the urgent won’t slowly deteriorate your life.

1 INTERESTING FACT

Your sense of smell completely shuts down when you sleep. This means that you don’t smell the coffee and wake up; rather you wake up and then smell the coffee. However, if we very briefly wake up and perceive the scent of coffee (or anything else), it will wake us further if we are interested in it.

Source: BBC

1 QUESTION TO LEAVE YOU WITH

What could read that would make me 1% better at my job or vocation this week?

Dylan Dodson

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