Self-discovery questions guide our lives.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. <Albert Einstein>
Superlearners have self-discovery questions all the time
The busload of human productivity is being made by an ability to define one’s actions through questions.
The superlearner needs questions to define himself.
There is a growing community of people who strive for better memorization and learning – ability skills.
The member of a super learning community loves learning, but what’s even more important is that he or she loves life.
A life that is lived happily, what we believe it’s only possible when one lives on his own terms.
Superlearning is also a defining, planning and executing on a learning that is enhancing one’s life.
What we need the most are the questions that show us the way to abundant life.
Albert Einstein said:
“If I had only one hour to save the world, I would spend fifty-five minutes defining the problem, and only five minutes finding the solution.” For once I have a proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.
Your life simply needs self – discovery questions.
Self-discovery questions to figure out what you DO NOT need
The definition of yourself starts from looking backward. It’s the perfect strategy to implement avoidance – what you do not need in life.
It has many advantages. Just look at how many options we have in the modern world evangelized by marketing. From every possible side, you hear that you need this and that – marketing is full of shit. It’s the inflation of WANT!
In contemporary times is much more fit to act via negativa.
To do what you are not in opposition to what you are.
If you take time and focus.
The focus is basically avoidance of everything else and concentration on the one.
When we know that our time is limited we naturally must ask ourselves:
What should I primarily focus on in my life in my limited time?
This strategy suggests you to ask yourself what NOT to do with your time instead of what you should do.
I started to look up to articles and suggestions that tell you what you should not do instead of what you should do.
Nassim Taleb in his book Antifragile argues that his central epistemology (the validity, methods, and theory of knowledge) is this:
We know much more about what is wrong than we know about what is right.
One little observation may show the opposite of the statement while million of other observations may confirm it.
- negative visualization – Imagine how empty your life would have looked like if you did not have kids or something you love. You’ll be a little bit more grateful
- Say NO to thoughts that you can’t influence – they don’t matter!
- What if you said no to western consumerism sometimes and act little ascetic?
Maniac Jobs – mirror and dying questions.
The fundamental self-discovery question should be the cliche mirror question. The one when you are alone in the morning facing the mirror.
You look at your body and soul and all kinds of thoughts are defining you.
Steve Jobs was a brilliant an intelligent entrepreneur.
He was smart.
But, he wasn’t better than the others. I mean Steve Jobs was not better than most of the great entrepreneurs.
I like the statement that what truly made Jobs different was that he was dying every day.
The knowledge that he was going to die soon kept him going forward. At least, that was his consciousness.
So, the difference is really in the perfection of time scarcity.
Steve Jobs said:
“I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”
The difference between you and Steve Jobs is that he is just dying more and reminding himself of it more often in the mirror.
The superlearner’s self-discovery questions
Learning means everything that life brings and what it can change and influence for the better.
A lot of people are worried and stressed about their children’s IQ and overall, we fall into the mania of putting a number on our intelligence.
Intelligence is nothing but an adaptability and skill to prosper under the given conditions.
Superlearning is an ability to get orientated in the environment rather quickly and dedicate one’s learning resources to the chosen focus point.
Learning needs to get you closer to your dreams and fulfillment.
What is my education? What is it not?
Finding fulfillment is learning by itself. As Tony Robbins points out:
Education is for growth and fulfillment
It takes some guts to look differently on learning especially when someone was dictating it to you for 15+ years from early childhood. But, once you’re an adult, it’s over.
Education is at your command!
And if you’re a superlearner you learn what makes you better till your very last breath.
Sure, there are superlearning techniques.
But, the core lies in this fundamental thought.
You decide who you are and then learn accordingly.
There’s some scope statement involved, getting it on a paper what you have and where do you need to go. And you should get yourself some habit of writing things down.
Get the scope statement all right, do some major plan, raise some hypothesis on planning what skills you need to acquire in order to be successful and start immediately.
Learn as much as you can through practical application ergo attempt to apply learned information into the practice. That’s how knowledge is created.
So, your self-discovery questions could be:
- Am I learning in accordance with my vision of who I want to become?
- Am I doing the best I can to learn effectively?
- How I can use what I learn to enhance my life and the lives of my loved ones?
- Am I fulfilling my learning schedule (you need a schedule)?
- Is this really worth my time and can I deliver it best, or can I leverage it?
- Did I spend this day learning – have I learned at least a tiny bit?
Some other self-discovery questions
Finding my true purpose thru superlearning education
Who are the models of such state, behaviors?
- Who shows a pattern of beloved behavior? Who could you model?
- What do you observe them doing?
- What activities do they engage in?
- How do they communicate their struggles or successes? What do you adore on them?
Where do you think you are right now?
- What capacities do you possess? On what you’re most proud of?
- What could play in your advantage to achieve your big goal?
- Where do you think you need to step up to achieve progress towards your big goal?
- What skills do you feel like you could acquire?
- What skills can you never imagine acquiring and wish you could rather outsource? Outsourcing is a skill on its own.
Write down specific goals you want to achieve at the time
- Pin the house of your dreams (Pinterest?)
- Or pin the car of your dreams
- Pin yourself in a fancy dress (inspiration from Oscars?)
- Maybe you want an expensive eye surgery? Write it down!
- Or your loved ones have dreams, that you’d love to bring them…
Action item lists of specific goals to work on your big one
- What actions are you going to take? Fill it in
- What problems lie underneath, what needs solving?
- How are you going to track your progress?
- What is the first principle regarding this problem? https://inex.life/is-first-principle-learning-making-elon-musk-so-successful/
- What is the least you can do every day to achieve your goal, even if it is 15 mins a day?
- Dedicating 30 mins a day to yourself engaging in visualizing / contemplating activities – seeing your future.
- Get visual, make a concept map of your plan. Understand concepts and their propositional statements. Find more here https://inex.life/concept-map-of-knowledge/
- What courses, seminars are you going to attend to: fill it here
- What books are you going to buy? Fill it here
- Learn at least 2 hours a day – How you are going to split your time to achieve it? Maybe there’s a spot in your calendar from 1 pm to 2 pm, isn’t it?
- What channels are you going to subscribe in? What mentors are you going to follow, maybe even approach personally? Fill it here
- Dedicating 30 mins of daytime to reflect upon your day – what was good or what do you need change?
You need to learn how to learn. What skills will get you your full life potential? We need to learn to identify what skills will help us to achieve our destination.
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Actually, that is exactly what is needed. You set up your own goal by constructing a learning question. You are combining the tiny bits of what concepts and knowledge are needed, find mentors and share it with a community of like – minded people.
We can’t give you a review here since we haven’t been on their meetups, but what’s neat is that they have a nice question learning generator you can use.
So, go ahead it might help you generate a question. Because, that’s the beginning of all great learning endeavor.