How to Think Better: right questions

My life is a work in progress. Like yours. Like everyone’s.

And like me, you’ve probably had pivotal moments. Moments where something or someone crossed your path and forever changed the journey you would be on.

Last month Debbie Ford, one of my teachers and sources of inspiration, passed away. Debbie was one of my pivotal moments.

The Right Questions

Back in 2003 I came across her book, The Right Questions: Ten Essential Questions To Guide You To An Extraordinary Life, and my life was forever changed.

That happens sometimes. Someone shares their insight and we forever see things differently.

Three things happened when I read Debbie’s book:

  • I realized the power of a great question to bring into focus the absolute right answer
  • A seed was planted that would later set me on the path of coaching
  • I borrowed her ten questions until I could come up with my own unique set of transformational ones

I won’t spoil the joy of reading Debbie’s book and being introduced to the ten questions for the first time, but I will share my favorite with you: Am I looking for what’s right or am I looking for what’s wrong?

What’s right or what’s wrong

It’s not an exaggeration to say I used to ask myself this question dozens of times each day. I needed to in order to recalibrate my thinking toward one of gratitude and possibility.

These days I rarely need to ask the question because its lens for looking at the world is ingrained. It’s second nature.

I have Debbie to thank for that.

She helped me change the choices I make—all through the power of asking and answering a few simple, but profound questions.

What question could you start asking today that would empower you to create the best possible tomorrow?