A quick creative exercise you can do today

Try this today: Ask questions constantly, but don’t pursue their answers.

Why do conference chairs typically have gaps in the back of them? What if vending machines had a “Surprise Me” button? Who invented the umbrella, anyway?

Asking questions is the easiest way to gain a new perspective of the world around you. The wondering mind is a creative mind, or so said the great inventor and thinking Albert Einstein. By not actively pursuing the answers to the questions your asking, you’re training your mind to freely think, without constraints. There’s no pressure to know something. You’re simply being a curious observer.

Don’t stress yourself with answers, simply focus on asking questions as often as you can today. To quote Nancy Willard, “Sometimes questions are more important than answers.”

Try asking questions as often as you can today.