How can I do this?

Jan 9, 2012 6:43:00 PM / by Vu Long Tran

Someone mentioned this to me the other day and I'd thought it was interesting to see it from this perspective. It's about the way we think about the problems around us.

When we confront a problem or a task we often think to ourselves, "can I do this?" Whereas present this same problem or task to a child and the response you may get instead is "how can I do this?"

A child asks - How can I do this?
An adult will ask - Can I do this?

Too often, we challenge problems or a task with the thought, can I? Whereas, the question of how we should be asking. It may be because as adults society has seemed to have taught and conditioned us to think that way, and we may be lazy and have lost the enthusiasm and general thought process to actually want to find a way to make things work and instead just brush it off. As kids don't have filters and they believe.

So next time you experience a new problem or task, instead of asking "Can I?" ask "How can I do this?"

Vu Long Tran

Written by Vu Long Tran

Solutions Engineer APAC @pymetrics . ex-@Forrester consultant. Tweeting on #cloud, #cybersecurity, #equality and #tech tinkering!

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