The Daily Commute — Part 1: The Importance of Why

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Lesson 1: The importance of why

Today’s story revolves around the forever question “why?”. After a days work I was taking the train home like I usually do. The train was packed. Your typical Sydney post-work congestion. Like usual I was standing up along with many others on the overcrowded city train. We were in the doorway part of the carriage, packed shoulder-to-shoulder, not a lot of room to move or breath.

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“The power of WHY is not opinion. It’s biology.” — Simon Sinek

I will never know this for certain but I like to believe that he wasn’t being malicious or devious when he asked that question. Rather he was simply curious and would have complied with no problems if he understood the rationale behind why he was being asked to move. This need to rationalise and understand why we do things is a basic human need.

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Anthony Murphy

Anthony Murphy

Product person, agile nerd and cat herder 🐈 Founder @ ProductPathways.com, Product Coach @ antmurphy.me & Director @ productprofessionals.com