Questions that Create Contrast


By Sonya Yeh Spencer,  Word count: 183
A client came to me because she just can not decide if she should start her own business and leave the family business, that her father wishes she can take over one day. She has been struggling with making a decision for six months, and she was feeling extremely stressed, guilty with an array of self doubts.
One of the exercises I took her through sent her spinning in her head and got her to think of her dilemma from a very different perspective. Here are the questions that I asked her and I know you will benefit from them, too.
1. What will happen if I do do this?
2. What will happen if I don’t do this?
3. What won’t happen if I do this?
4. What won’t happen if I don’t do this?

These questions are powerful, because they shift our neurology as we examine an issue, very quickly, from different perspectives.  At the same time, these questions can uncover what we believe, what we truly want and our underlying values.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s