2012 Resolution #30: Ask Questions
Posted on January 30, 2012 by Maria McInnis, One of Thousands of Life Coaches on Noomii.
The second to last in our series on resolutions, today's about asking questions to ascertain your goals in life.
Resolve to ask questions this year.
Congratulations! You have made it to Day 30 of this new year of your life, and the penultimate resolution to help change your world. We spoke about eighteen days ago about having a curiosity in your life, and the ability to ask questions of the people around you, but today- now that we have a better understanding of ourselves- we’re going to delve further into this important topic.
You must be willing to ask questions not only of others, but also of yourself. A self reflection untainted by the negative aspects of your life is an important thing to do from time to time. You must be willing to take stock of your goals, strengths and dreams every now and then, because as you change and evolve in your new environment, so will your wants and desires.
Periodically stopping to take this assessment of yourself will help you onwards to a new future, better suited to you.
In a similar manner, you must be willing to stop and ask questions of others to be sure that what you are doing, and the things you are taking the time to achieve really do line up with what you want. By asking for more information, and fleshing out your knowledge base you allow yourself the chance to see the bigger picture in more detail than you could ever hope to discover on your own.
By asking questions you are showing your ability to understand, co-operate and even to lead, for those who ask questions have the potential for leadership more than those who never bother to ask ‘why’ or ‘how’.
Always ask ‘who am I working with’, ‘why am I doing this’, ‘what do I hope to achieve’, ‘where am I going?’ and ‘how can I go about improving?’ By asking yourself these questions, you can take stock of your situation and path.
By asking these questions of others you share the ability to move forward. By always asking ‘why, how, what, where and who’ you act as a personal detective to find what you need and want from life and the world.
“I’m always looking, and I’m always asking questions.” – Anne Rice
By asking we actively observe the world and truly learn from it in all its varied aspects. Instead of assuming, we find out. By asking of ourselves, we begin the path to self discovery and help it along.
So, no matter what, resolve to ask questions, and to always keep learning from year to year. For only by asking questions do we get answers. Only then can you dare to succeed.