If I had to identify one skill that's changed my life, it would be the ability to ask better questions.
The answers to all questions are implicit in the way the question is asked.
In my experience, the way to ask better questions is to simply keep asking them without making assumptions about what you already believe to be true.
In other words, remain curious about everything -- ESPECIALLY the things you take for granted as "fact."
As Mark Twain said, "it's not what you don't know that gets you in trouble, it's what you know for sure that just ain't so."
As an example, here's a line of questioning I might take myself through as a thought experiment:
What should I eat today?
What does my body need to function properly?
How do I know if my body is functioning properly?
What does in mean to be in balance?
Is food the only thing that affects this balance?
Do my thoughts and emotions change what foods I might need to be in balance?
What are thoughts and emotions?
Are my thoughts fundamentally different than food?
Are both thoughts and food just energy and information?
Is everything just energy and information?
Is my food only as good as the energy and information it interacts with?
Where is my food coming from?
Is the energy and information my body-mind receives from the food only as good as the energy and information that food interacts with as it is grown/produced?
What is "good" energy and information and how do I maximize it?
Food is grown in the soil, so how do you optimize the energy and information in the soil to optimize the energy and information in the food?
I'll stop there, but you can see how this process works.
My challenge for you is to start asking more questions.
And if you have any questions that you'd like some help in answering, I'd love to work through them with you. Or at the very least help you ask better questions that might lead to better answers.
If you want your questions answered, I'm going Live on Instagram this Thursday at 9:30AM EST for a Q&A.
You can either post your question(s) as a comment on IG here, or reply directly to this email.
One thing I've learned is that if one person has a question and is brave enough to ask it, it's highly likely that at least 10 other people are wondering the same thing. So you'd not only be helping yourself, but potentially many others as well.
I look forward to your questions and serving you as best as I can.