We build mental frameworks to deal with problems.
We design questions so we can get specific answers.
We do this so we can push our brains to use higher level thinking.
Building a mental framework if done right will focus us on our objectives. For instance, if we sit down to write a comedy; we know the outcome we want is laughter. We know that we have to set situations up in the story that will lead to something funny happening. Our minds take the serious world and poke fun at it. Let’s say we have to make a sale. We don’t sit down memories a script and then robot our way through the customer, until our script is over. No, we memories their problems, we understand their objectives, but we continually offer them the best solution, even if it is someone else. We frame the problem in our minds so we know what to do. Sometimes we twist the problem and make it harder than it needs to be. Other times we pull it up by a string and put a blindfold on and wack at it like a pinata until it’s dealt with. Every argument I have heard is the argument of frameworks.
The right questions are fundamental to our success. If we ask ourselves why does my art suck, then we will attack the thing we love. If we ask ourselves how can I get my art to the next level, then we will find the problems with solutions. Our questions over time can either build opportunities or close doors. We can take an unknown, and questions ourselves out of taking action. What if my idea has been done before, what if I run out of things to say, what if ______? You name it. These questions don’t get me excited. The questions we use to chicken out aren’t worth going over, because we know when we are using them. The same is true when we use the right questions to get excited. What if I started a YouTube channel and it paid my bills, or it led to a career in video production. What if, you completed your art piece and instead of only showing it at your local gallery; you hustled and got a show in New York and LA. What if you got excited about actually being you.
What happens in our minds is our framework of looking at the world and the questions we ask will interact. They will shape what we think we are capable of. They will make the world possible or impossible. They will make excuses or they will get us work. Either way we have control of both. You have the choice to look in the mirror, or go out into the world. When we are in front of the mirror, we cannot see all the possibilities; when we go out into the world we cannot see our limitations.
Use your mind, feed it, and take it out to interact with others and the environment.