I have always been an advocate of asking questions.
My friends will tell you that whenever I meet someone, I ask them
so many questions they would likely think I am an attorney. As you
know, I am not – but I am a knowledge-seeker. I love to learn about
people, about places, about anything. I love to see how other
people think, why things exist and how they got there.
I think one skill we could all benefit from is that of asking more
questions. When something goes wrong, instead of getting upset, we
could ask: How did this happen? Why did this happen? Did I
contribute to it in any way? Is there something I could do
differently? What are other ways this situation could have turned
out? The questions are endless and they will be much more
productive than anger.
Today, try to ask 100 questions to yourself or those around you. At
the end of the day, evaluate how much you have learned by having a
“questioning” attitude versus an “I already know the answer”
Each day I learn something new.
And as always, don’t forget to start your day with a heartfelt: “Something great is going to happen today… I can’t wait to see what it is!”