I was once told by a mentor that if I wanted better answers I should learn to ask better questions. In both our personal and professional lives, the questions we ask are the keys to being innovative and transformative. Different questions cause us to shift our perspectives and think in new and different ways. So here is one idea to remember when trying to get your life or business unstuck.
Asking “Why?” helps you frame your purpose. If things aren’t going the way you want in your personal or professional life, “Why?” will help you begin to identify the problem. But you must move past that questiok quickly or you run the risk of being caught in waves of self-doubt. You must start figuring out the What and How.
Start asking yourself, “What do I need to change so that things begin to work for me?” Your mind will instantly begin to identify potential issues. Don’t get frustrated if the first few aren’t satisfying. Jot them down on a piece of paper so you can put them aside and consider new paths.
When you find one that makes sense to you, begin to ask yourself, “How do I make these changes for myself?” You’ll be shocked how quickly these solutions come to you and how creative you can be in making positive change.
Just remember: even if the answers aren’t pretty, and require more work than you hoped, it is just the first step to a more freeing paradigm and focused business.