#03 What is the DFQ?

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Albert Einstein:

Strange is our situation here on Earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that men and women are here for the sake of each other–above all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy. A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.

DFQ #03 (Post your comment below):

Why is the DFQ method so effective? Discuss in a paragraph of around 25 words what you think is the main benefit of the DFQ training strategy?

2,829 thoughts on “#03 What is the DFQ?

  1. DFQ is effective as I move my soul out of the body shell and look at my body… and then think…
    a short period in the day… where I get to separate soul from body and think.

  2. The DFQ is a moment in time when I remove myself from the noise of life and focus on one particular question. It’s a bit like a cone of silence. It forces me to shut out distractions and look inside. By doing this everyday it is building up a habit of thinking behaviour.

  3. First of all, echoing the words of Albert Einstein, I can not resist the pleasure of quoting a sentence whose value I have largely experienced and which I regret not knowing the author: “If you are innocent of the head you have, you are responsible for the mouth you make. ”
    As for the DFQ, it brings discipline, develops the ability to focus while mastering time, in short, rigor and concentration.

    Tout d’abord, en écho aux propos d’Albert Einstein, je ne résiste pas au plaisir de citer une phrase dont j’ai largement éprouvé la valeur et dont je regrette de ne pas connaître l’auteur : “Si vous êtes innocent de la tête que vous avez, vous êtes responsable de la gueule que vous faîtes.”
    Pour ce qui est du DFQ, il apporte une discipline, développe la capacité à se focaliser tout en maîtrisant le temps, en bref, rigueur et concentration.

  4. The DFQ is (or should be) effective because it builds skill by repetition. When I do a DFQ on a daily basis, I do something – thinking, writing, reacting, composing, directing my attention – on a daily basis. Part of thinking is the skill of directing attention. In a world where there is so much distraction, where there are just too many things calling for one’s attention, DFQ builds the skill of focus and attention. DFQ also builds commitment. It is akin to an underground pipe which one enters and cannot get out except at the end.

  5. Already the DFQ is reinforcing routine and practice. the 5 minute DFQ is promoting further thinking throughout the day and allows me to look at problem solving in different ways.

  6. Practice makes perfect. Everything in life takes effort, but the DFQ is bite sized enough that the daily effort is minimal, and therefore not something to be feared. This “forced” daily routine will become a habit that will hopefully enable subconscious utilisation of lateral thinking.

  7. The DFQ system works because you have to think about the concept and the theme behind the lesson each day. I can be lazy and procrastinate, as I am sure many do. I find the DFQ is simple and 5-10 minutes a day is sufficient to help me think differently each day.

  8. DFQs extended my ability to being able to re-arrange my daily major actions in practical manner ….DFQs is a simple mental device for generating ideas .

  9. Daily practice creates routine and habits of doing things in a certain manner. When we are starting out we may not have a very structured way of dealing with problems. However, with practice and diligence you can learn to approach problems systematically and logically. Instead of life just happening to us and reacting to it we become “responsible”. We become a creator and participant in the events shaping our lives. We learn to respond intentionally instead of reacting habitually. We make small incremental BVS changes that lead us to a better future.

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