How do you know…?
In my profession it is not unusual to have someone ask a question as a way of seeking advice. I will be asked a question such as, “How do you know if a job offer is the right one to take?” Or, “How do you know if this person is the right person to go into a partnership with?”
This week I received a different kind of question via email. It read more like a riddle than a question at first, but the longer I sat with the message, the more confident I became in my response.
The email question:
What is the difference between persevering, beating a dead horse and letting go?
My response was and is: The difference between those three is the level of spiritual strength. You persevere to achieve a valued life task (a goal), you beat a dead horse when you are afraid of what is next (fear), and you let go when you have released the fear (connecting with your spirit instead of your ego).
A week later the same person sent another question:
What’s the difference between denial and positive thinking?
Those of you who work with me and my philosophy could probably answer that one…
Answer: Whether or not you take ACTION!
There are a host of wonderful books about the art of asking questions to achieve results in work as in life. One I would highly recommend is Change Your Questions, Change Your Life by Marilee Adams. You can order the newest edition by clicking this link: http://www.amazon.com/Change-Your-Questions-Life-Paperback/dp/1576756009/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1239204209&sr=1-1
With appreciation for all the questions I am asked,
Andrea T. Goeglein, Ph.D.
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