Jonathan Hood
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When it comes to achieving our goals, we sometimes tend to get caught up in the mix. It's easy to feel lost, overwhelmed, and even consumed with what seems like a high mountain to climb. 

A lot of us look at this mountain and give up, thinking we will never be able to climb it. 

Some of us look at the mountain and try to decipher the safest way possible to achieve climbing this feat.

There are very few of us who will prepare, train, research or ask the right questions in order to climb the mountain.

They are the ones who've already decided they will climb it - and win.

Those are the kinds of people who fervently search for the right things. They uncover rock after rock in search of what they want. They dig deep under rubble to find their prize. 

Previously, I used the analogy of hide-and-seek when it came to searching for something we desire. One of the first things you do when you search for something is ask a question.

"Where can I find what I'm looking for?"

Every journey begins with a question.

But it depends on what you're asking. Many people, instead of asking where their answer, goal, or breakthrough is, ask if they're ready instead. Impatient people ask how long the journey will take. Scared people ask what the likelihood is of making it.

Prepared people ask what they will need.

What is the question you need to ask right now?

It takes a lot of self-reflection to be able to discern what questions you should be asking before you begin your journey. But the first step is reaching that point where you can open yourself up to inquiring in the first place. 

I've found during my time as a personal life coach that many people would find what they're looking for a lot faster if they just asked.

But many of us don't do that.

Why?

Well, one reason might be fear. Some are afraid of to ask questions because of what the answer will mean. Pain. Rejection. Hurt. Sometimes even harm. Asking a question means giving someone else the power to say either yes or no. It's opening yourself up to vulnerability because there is now something you require of the other person.

But we forget that there are usually only two answers, and that for every no, there is a yes somewhere else.

Things change when you begin to view a 'no' as a 'not now'.

Asking a question can be a powerful tool because it is the first step to finding the answer. In fact, the ability to ask questions is probably one of the best weapons you can have in your repertoire.

Use them. Get answers. Come up with them. Research for them.

Find what you’re seeking for fervently and #GETAFTERIT

What is the question that you are trying to answer right now?

- JH

 

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