Over the years I have read many books and heard many mentors speak about ”asking the right questions”. Like most of us, I turn to questions when I am searching for an answer because I want a certain outcome. Makes sense, right? However, what I have found and need to remind myself about is the following: the quality of the question..determines the quality of the answer..and therefore the quality of the outcome. Eseesntially, are we getting what we “want”?
So, if we ask questions that I will call “real”, they must:
-provoke thought (rational side)
-provoke emotion (emotional side)
-represent what is working, good or right about “situation” in question (love this one the best!)
-lead us to an answer..perhaps not right away..
Yes! It does take COURAGE to ask the REAL questions.
Imagine if all of us made a commitment to asking REAL questions?
I suspect the world would run a bit smoother and there would be more JOY.