I’m talking about finding answers to those really large challenges. In the past, I have wanted to know the perfect answer to some major problem , and hoped it would be handed to me. Kinda divine inspiration.
It’s as if getting that answer will magically get the clouds to part and life will be perfect. I wish!
In the last so many years, wishing is where I leave that thought almost immediately, and so should you.
We live in a nano-second culture – we want everything right this moment, and feel that there must be a (magic?) solution to solve everything. It does feel like a let-down when things take longer, and we have the tendency to blame everyone and everything that was even just remotely linked to the problem we want answers to.
“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.”
The right question:
Ask the right questions, not focussing on the answers. If the questions are not well constructed, the answers are worse than useless – they are mmisleading and timewastimng.
An example of a bad question is asking a smoker – Why do you smoke?
Let’s look at a better question – What would your life be like if you did not smoke?
Do you see that the good question has more of a stimulus for the smoker to consider WHY they smoke and the effects it has on their life? If it’s a habit they want to stop, they are more engaged with the solution. The result of a bad question is like getting to the top of the ladder and finding it is leaning against the wrong building!
Answers are nowhere near as important as the (right) questions.
Once you ask the right questions, get going on working on the solution – knowing YOU can find the resources you need, people, things, systems will all come as you continue to take that step towards finding the answer. It certainly is NOT going to be handed to you on a silver platter.
Once you are aware that you have the power to create your life and solve your own problems, you’ll have the PERFECT ANSWER!