Cosmos relaunched last week. I don’t typically watch much TV, but it’s a great show.
The central question driving the entire project is one statement: question everything.
Questioning all of your assumptions is a good scientific principle and makes for a good jump-off point for a science show, but it’s also a good approach to life.
If you’re not happy with your career, fitness level or life, start questioning why. Ask yourself if any of your operating assumptions might be wrong. Examine your actions & why you do the things you do, because you might find out that there’s another way to go about things.
Start questioning things – but not just one thing – everything.
Here’s a few prompts to get you started…
What if a cold shower isn’t as bad as it sounds? What if it’s worse?
What if selling your products didn’t mean you had to turn into Goldman Sachs?
What if you moved across the country?
What if advertising your stuff didn’t mean you were a sell out?
What if you could help people?
What if you could get some help? Built a team?
What if you could change some lives halfway across the world? What if you could do it twice?
What if it’s all a lie?
What if it’s not?
Question. Test. Experiment.
Find out for yourself.
photo credit: Avard Woolaver