My Daily Thoughts


The Path To Understanding

In order to arrive at knowledge of the motions of birds in the air, it is first necessary to acquire knowledge of the winds, which we will prove by the motions of water in itself, and this knowledge will be a step enabling us to arrive at the knowledge of beings that fly between the air and the wind.
Leonardo da Vinci

When trying to understand something new, or to solve a problem there is a tendency to jump directly to the end. Either we understand or we don’t. This leaves little room for where the understanding is actually made.

Becoming comfortable in a place where we don’t understand is where we will become better at understanding.

When we don’t understand or we don’t have the solution is when we should be collecting facts, organizing the facts into interpretations, and then evaluating those against our goal of understanding or creating a solution.

  • Become comfortable with not knowing.
  • Become comfortable with collecting facts and viewing the solution as an incomplete puzzle of facts.
  • Become comfortable with what a landscape if not understanding is like and what areas you should focus on finding facts.
  • Become comfortable know that whatever understanding you have, there is a bigger picture where you don’t understand.
  • Become comfortable viewing understanding as exploration and discovery.

Life is exploration discovery, not answers without effort.

Live the Adventure


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