Sep. 24, 2017

Socratic Method

We've yet to find a better way to start a conversation than by asking questions. One of my writing mentors directs his students to turn subjects contained in book writing into questions. Simply ask a pertinent question for each idea you want to present. The method of bringing our thinking to the forefront seems to work well. It is a good sales technique to answer a question with a question. Well, what about bringing this, "asking questions" habit before you start the day. Ask, for example, "How can I best use my time and energy today?" With a little discipline and thinking about what you would like to accomplish you might find that your day will go very well. Socrates popularized the question and answer method as a way of eliciting truth about one's self.