Most Important Question – MIQ

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I learned about MIQ from a Tim Ferriss interview with Josh Waitzkin

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/375-josh-waitzkin-how-to-cram-2-months-of-learning-into-1-day/id863897795?i=1000442923234

MIQ stands for the Most Important Question and Josh poses it before he goes to sleep. The idea is that you give your subconscious mind a problem and time to solve it. The next morning, Josh pops open Evernote and brainstorms the thoughts that have come to mind.

I decided to give this a try the other night. I was tense and uncertain about a parenting issue.

Because of my faith, I posed this MIQ to God.

“How can I handle this?”

Time and space are what’s needed to incubate a MIQ – which made sleep come easier – it gave me permission to stop “working-on-it”.

Sleep. Wonderful. Sleep.

And in the morning, I fired up Evernote, journaled and uncovered an actionable, relational answer.

What’s your MIQ?

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