Ask Why Three Times
Here’s a simple framework for clear thinking: ask why three times.
Whether it be a goal, a product decision, or a personal decision, I find this framework useful for getting to root causes or surfacing underlying motivations.
For example, one of my recent goals this summer is to learn interior design and apply that to my apartment.
Why? I want to live in a space that’s functional, beautiful, and inspiring.
Why? Sleeping combined with working from home means I’ll be spending nearly 2/3 of my time in New York in my apartment. Thus, it’s important for me to have a place that I want to be in and serves its purpose.
Why? Having a well designed apartment will improve my productivity, happiness, and well being.