Asking the Right Questions

questionsThe right question can make a huge difference.

The typical surface level question will probably only net you a surface level answer. Other questions, by their very wording, limit the answer you will receive. But a great question, will yield not only a great answer, but often other questions that will draw a clearer and better picture of the issue being discussed.

Why do we fear questions? Is it the fear of getting the answer wrong? Is it the fear of not measuring up?

If we, in the words of Seth Godin, are striving to be remarkable the questions shouldn’t create fear, but possibility. Questions aren’t the problem, they are steps toward what’s next, what could be.

The problem is not settling for average questions with mundane answers, but drilling down with the right questions that bring about the best solution.

What questions are you afraid to ask? What questions are you afraid to answer? These questions may just be the ones that are keeping you from becoming truly remarkable.

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~ by mikefoster on September 25, 2013.

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