Message # 104 Just Wondering


Today’s message is dedicated to Detective Christopher Longo.

The way to become an expert in whatever you do, is to look at things from a different perspective, try different ways of doing things, and ask yourself questions.

When you look at things from others’ perspectives, you may see that your own perception was wrong. The truth of the matter is that there really is no right or wrong, just differences. You don’t know what others have gone through or have been taught. There could be cultural differences or learned conditions. On the other hand, if you are playing a tennis match and look at the match from your opponents’ perspective, you may be able to figure out their strategy and help yourself out.

If you try different ways of doing things, you may find better ways and more options. It’s OK to lose a tennis match as long as you try different strategies. If what you are doing isn’t working, try a different approach. Change the way you hit the ball; or WHERE you hit the ball. Do anything to get your opponent out of “the zone.”

If you ask yourself questions, you will also learn more and get new ideas. I think many of us are on automatic and don’t question what we are doing, what is going on, or where others are coming from. But you need to ask the RIGHT questions. Instead of asking “why did I miss that serve?” ask “HOW can I fix that?”

There are so many variables that nothing really happens exactly the same every time. So if you begin noticing differences, you will be more of an expert in whatever you do. Not only will you be able to perform better yourself, but you will be able to TEACH it better yourself.

Thanks for reading.

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