Are You Asking Why?

May 12, 2012 — 14 Comments

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
— Bernard Baruch

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Are you asking why?

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  • Larry Carter

    Why? What? How? When? Where
    Those questions kickstart almost every thought, tweet and blog post I write.

    • Joe Lalonde

      Those are all great questions Larry. Gets the creative juices flowing.

  • Jon Stolpe

    Asking why is part of what drove me to pursue the engineering field. Not asking why STRETCHES me on a daily basis.

    • Joe Lalonde

      That’s great Jon! Asking a question and it leading to your current field.

  • Lincoln Parks

    That is the magic question that forces you to think out the box.

    • Joe Lalonde

      So true Lincoln! What’s the most recent Why question you’ve asked?

      • Lincoln Parks

        Joe, I’ve asked why do I do what I do? Whats the reason and is it GOD focused.

  • kimanzi constable

    That has to be our focus! I like how simple and powerful this post is.

    • Joe Lalonde

      Thanks Kimanzi. It didn’t post exactly the way I wanted to, but thought it was a great quote to share. What’s been your Why question lately?

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  • Dan Black

    Great reminder, we need to always know and remember the why of what we are doing.

    • Joe Lalonde

      Exactly. When we have the Why, we have something that can propel us through the trying periods of our endeavors.

  • Andrew Zahn

    I’m planning on reading Simon Sinek’s book “Start with Why.”

    Why gets to the belief center.

    Why gets to the heart.

    Why takes us beyond surface and into the root.

    • Joe Lalonde

      Sounds like a good book. I’ll have to check it out.