Day 18 - What Would This Look Like If It Was Easy

This is the Most Impactful Queston I discovered this week.

I stumbled across it twice. Both times through Top-level creators.

Once when reading Building a Second Brain (BASB) by Tiago Forte @fortelabs.

And the other time during a Weekly Review Workshop by @khemaridh from

Ask yourself this, if you:

  • can’t pinpoint the problem at hand but have a gist of it
  • know the end goal, but don’t know the way
  • want to visualise the best solution to a problem

Q: “What Would … Look Like If It Was Easy?”

It’s really quite simple. But very effective.

Take a current problem you haven't figured out yet, and try answering it.

Let’s consider the example of Capturing Ideas & Thoughts when BASB. Example: “What would capturing ideas look like if it was easy?”

This helps me clarify my requirements, such as

  • Capturing ideas on the go with my mobile phone
  • Capturing TODOs during a work session without distracting me
  • Capturing thoughts on personal/professional devices without access to internet

What problem do you wanna tackle using this question?

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