I was listening to Ed Young being interviewed by Brian Houston. One of the things that Ed says every leader should do is “go after the ask.” I’ve also heard him say, “the big ask question.” So what is ask? ASK means….Always Seek Knowledge. The way I phrase it is that we should be “life learners.” None of us have reached the place in our life where we need to stop reading and learning from others. We should seek out people who are being successful in their field of expertise and learn from them.
Ed Young continued with this thought by saying, that is why he is always trying to engage in conversation and to ask the right people the right questions to continue to grow as a leader. So what are the right questions. Well each field of business is slightly different, but the main question should be “how do you reach your main target goals.” This could be people groups, finacial goals, or as simple as golfing – if that is really simple. (For me, not so much.)
I remember there was a time in my life where I tried to learn something new everyday….and it’s time for me to continue down an old path and be a “Life Learner.” (I think the second part to this blog should be about filtering what we have learned and applying successful principles without loosing our own identity. ) What are your thoughts?