Monday, May 19, 2008

Let's Reverse the Numbers!

"...on average, at age 5 we engage in creative tasks 98 times a day, laugh 113 times, and ask 65 questions.

By age forty-four, the numbers fade to 2 creative tasks a day, 11 laughs, and 6 questions."

(From Living Artfully by Sandra Magsamen)


Oh how sad... but oh so true! Sandra then goes on to encourage us to reverse those numbers by asking more questions. It takes so little time.

Ask yourself questions!

"Is this the way I want to do this? What's the message I want to send? What's my reason for doing it this way?"

"Questions will lead you to use your curiosity and rethink what you're doing and find new ideas."

Today's task: Ask ourselves at least 10 questions!


Ginnie said...

This reminds me of Yentl, Kim. Remember when the Yeshiva boys told her their Rabbi had 10 answers for every question? She shot back with "My Rabbi [her father] has 10 questions for every answer!" I love it.

Alanna Kellogg said...

Ahhh, so true. I didn't realize what you were setting up, reacted to the first numbers with the thought, Wow, I bet I don't come close to that anymore.

Very provocative --