The 4.5 Questions

Here’s a simple way to spare yourself an enormous amount of crap and get lots of your own time back. In just 4.5 questions:

  1. What is this?
  2. Why does it matter?
  3. Is what I am hearing true? And in which contexts?
  4. Why is THIS person saying it?

The harder part is learning to replace immediate reactions with a pause that makes room for these questions, and training yourself to answer them quickly.

Feel free to borrow/steal these questions if you find them useful.

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