Questions lead to answers. He who asks questions cannot avoid the answers. Questions lead to answers invariably and so before making or taking a decision, the logical man must make an evaluation. An evaluation or assessment of any kind largely has to do with asking questions and demanding answer and taking requisite action.
As individuals, business owners and leaders in society, we’re faced with personal and professional challenges each and every day that requires that we ask better questions that can lead to inspired answers.
So questions are valuable tools any leader can use to change the focus of a group and tap into resources that we have available, but largely untapped especially when we fail to look at our present challenges as opportunities to grow.
So here are 5 great questions you can ask yourself anytime you’re faced with a problem.
1. What is great about this problem?
2. What is not perfect yet?
3. What am I willing to do to make it the way I want?
4. What am I willing to no longer do to make it the way I want?
5. How can I enjoy the process, while I do what is necessary to make it the way I want?
If you notice there are presuppositions embedded in the first 2 questions of the problem being great and the idea that perfection is just around the corner. This is key so your subconscious mind begins to appreciate and evaluate the problem as a stepping stone to ultimately achieving your goal.
I hope you save these questions somewhere you can easily retrieve when next you have a problem requiring a shift in thinking pattern and a much more empowering internal representation of what the challenge means.