Why does this always happen to me? How come on one else has to deal with issues like these? Who cares, anyway?
Wow! That’s a rough way to start your morning. Just reading the above paragraph puts me in a less than positive space.
And by the way, it doesn’t just happen to you, it happens to everyone. Yes, others have to deal with it too. Who cares? Only you. That’s the important one.
The questions we ask ourselves are as important as the information we are taking in. When we focus on “what’s in it for me?” the series of questions are quite narcissistic, but maybe you can ask it in another way, such as, “How may I serve?”
Taking the focus off ourselves serves everyone including yourself. And asking the right questions can make all the difference. As the question will lead you to the solution. Strong questions lead to strong answers.
Maybe we don’t know enough at the time to ask the right question. That is very often the case. Then, maybe a response such as, “What do I need to know or learn about or someone I can speak to so I can gain the knowledge in this specific area in order to come up with a solution so that it not only benefits me, but I’m able to run by business more efficiently and become more stable in the market as well?”
Let’s work smarter not harder. Ask questions that penetrate the problem and brings out a solution that works in more ways than one.
We can all do that if we’re just a bit more selective with the questions we ask in the face of an obstacle.