#009 DFQ

Edward de Bono, co-founder of SOT and author of Lateral Thinking:

“There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity there would be no progress, and we would be forever stuck, repeating the same patterns again and again and again.”

Your Daily Feedback Question (DFQ #009):

What patterns can you escape from today?

1,187 thoughts on “#009 DFQ

  1. The pattern of planning but not following through. Just today I took an action to make plans a reality which is a very empowering thing to do. I have to move from the current pattern of focusing on the secondary thing and do the primary thing which is normally the harder thing to do. Also moving from the pattern of trying to do everything and not getting one thing really well done.

  2. I just have escaped from a pattern of reaction.
    In my life when I became mistreated or betrayed or ridiculed o misjudged I just simply quited and go away. No more, now I dialog a lot to see what is behind the problem. Using my creativity to find causes, alternatives of solution y put the best into practice.
    But this is real only when the other person is available, so I first need to sell this change, as we say it takes two to the tango.

  3. The pattern I’m learning to escape is to be a better ‘listener’, particularly to my wife.


    At times, my mind is a ‘spinning bingo basket’ of ideas which occur rapidly even when people are talking to me. Therefore, I have a tendency to inject (interrupt) suggestions and ideas to others while they are speaking.

    For me, it is a natural occurrence for me to offer suggestions, but to others it sometimes seems irritating.

  4. I can escape from the habit of trying to prove myself to others & will rather make effort to develop myself for my own sake.

  5. It doesn’t matter if I’ve just left school, changed working environment or retired, none of these is an excuse to stop asking questions. There is always something new to learn, to read, to do and experience. There is always another road I have not travelled. I can escape from the pattern of thinking
    I’ve learned enough, done enough, seen enough for now and should rest on my laurels. I am going to escape today and LIVE.

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