Questions & Curiosity

simone-secci-49uySSA678U-unsplashLeadership/Management expert Peter Drucker wrote, “The most serious mistakes are not being made as a result of wrong answers. The truly dangerous thing is asking the wrong questions.” In everything you do, ask questions. Be inquisitive and your life and relationships will likely improve.

Claude Levi-Strauss stated:  “The wise man doesn’t give the right answers — he poses the right questions.” Others have long maintained that the quality of their questions correlated directly with the quality of their lives. Observe anyone and you can often discover more about them by the quality of their questions as opposed to their answers. 

Curiosity is definitely underrated. And for a person to change, clarity is essential. These questions will force you to look at yourself with more clarity and they will then control what you focus on. Yes, the humble question can be a transformative tool!

Look at any person throughout history that moved humanity forward or created tremendous change, and you will find a question. Questions can transform a powerless victim into a magnificent creator. When you ask yourself a question, your mind can’t help but seek an answer. It automatically moves. Instant engagement. Often, these responses come from our subconscious mind. History also shows us that the very best coaches, mentors, and teachers were not preachers, but inspired others to be reachers by the use of sage questions.

Consider that many of our institutions and particularly religions discourage asking questions, but rather consider those questions settled making faith a destination and not a grow-filled journey of discovery. In truth as you attain greater faith in everything including yourself, you will be inspired to ask even greater questions of significance. To cease to ask relevant questions atrophies our intellect allowing our faith to become worthless. Curiosity is a wonderful life trait.

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