Here’s a question that’ll get your heart racing*.
What is something you believe to be true that most people don’t agree with?
It was popularised (and slightly bastardised) from Peter Thiel’s book and is undoubtedly a juicy one.
Juicy because it forces you to pause, break your usual ‘safe’ train of thought, think creatively and then bravely make an assertion.
But it’s also delicious. Like a fresh passionfruit on a hot summers day. Mmm passionfruit.
Delicious because to make such an assertion is to spark a conversation. To spark a change. To spark enrollment in your idea.
And as The Boss says, “you can’t start a fire without a spark.”
So in the interests of going first, here are a handful of my responses to said question:
- I believe every single person should write every single day.
- I believe curiosity definitely did not kill the cat. That to be curious is to be generous. And to be generous is just about the greatest gift you can give.
- I believe no-one behaves irrationally.
- I believe most people could benefit from watching and reading less mainstream ‘news’.
- I believe overconsumption of sugar is one of the biggest threats to humanity in the next 20 years.
- I believe everyone already has the answer to that problem in their head, they just need help getting it out.
- I believe you should shower with cold water not hot (yes, again with the shower references).
- I believe Hot Chocolate know what’s up
Now over to you…
*Assuming you too sit down on a Sunday night trawling through page after page of your favourite questions… What? You don’t? Oh, nah, me neither.