Quests. Questions. Being up to something. Game ON!
Everything you encounter during your Quest is either of distraction or of assistance.
Yet there is a lesson hidden in either. Remember about paying attention?!
Attention is the only universal currency.
At any given moment you have a choice what to give your attention to – something that moves you forward or something that is not. The choice is yours.
Trick: want to store up some energy necessary to pay attention? – find something you appreciate about whatever you are looking at at that particular moment. Can’t find anything? Keep searching until you do find!
Snap: don’t look at this text! Find something you appreciate about next thing you get distracted by! 😉
Warning: to multi-taskers, read this: The Multi-Tasking Myth
All that has ever been invented, discovered or realized has a question at its base. Someone got curios, then intentional.
What you see around you is an answer to a question. Might not know what the question was, but it is an answer nevertheless.
If you are someone trying to get a grip on a new tool, having many features, intent to learn its uses and become its master, you have options: to either observe it in action, wielded by a true master of the trade; read the manual and experiment; or try to reverse-engineer and re-discover the initial intent the creator of the tool had in mind. Re-discover the original question!
Dare: When encountering something amazing, puzzling or simply curious, look for the initial question answered by the creators. Try to get into their mindset. What were they thinking? What issue or challenge they were addressing?
Teaser: reach back far enough and you might discover how this world was built. 😉
Snap: everything you might encounter and perceive as an issue, problem or challenge is just an earlier answer, which is no longer working or valid.
Warning: failure to identify the original purpose will result in limited usability, guesstimating, it is going to be around 15-17% if you are using it to ‘fix something’ and perhaps up to 23% if considering it as your going toolkit item. With odds like these better craft your own tool! [read: answer]