One of the most powerful things in the world is asking questions. They make us curious, help us create, inspire us and can motivate us towards big goals. Even if we’re asking the wrong questions, or the not-quite-right questions, we’re still moving, which is better than staying stuck and miserable. Questions can help us discover why we’re unhappy and can guide us on the journey to that next, better, step.
It starts out simple, asking really big questions like: am I unhappy, what do I want, what do I not like, who am I jealous of, or what do I think would make me happier? It’s important to be as detailed as possible with your answers, it will help you ask better questions in the future. From there you ask more specific questions to help you get to the root of the problem. Sometimes you’ll ask and answer questions and end up revisiting them later on because you’ve realized that the conclusion you reached the first time you asked the question isn’t the whole truth and you need to ask a slightly differnet question, or re-answer the same question. Yes, asking questions is just the first step, but it’s a really important one. Because until you’ve figured out what isn’t working or what you want you can’t take action to get there.
It’s not an easy process, it will put you through the emotional ringer, especially if you really start asking (and answering) those really tough questions honestly. Getting to, realizing and accepting the truth isn’t always an easy thing. But it’s the only way to really get to what you want. Only by facing the tough questions and situations in life can we begin to discover who we are and our role in this world.
“Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It’s posing questions and coming up with a method. It’s delving in.” Sally Ride