You could say that I’m a clarity junkie.
I’m obsessed with it.
Or rather I’m obsessed about finding it.
In the classroom I drove my teachers crazy as the kid who (apparently) asked too many questions. I ask you can you ever ask too many questions? In hindsight perhaps the Teacher needed to respond to my questions with better answers. ;-) The thing is I have been plagued by the art of asking questions my entire life, so much so that its become a major asset in my career as a Coach and Mentor.
Whenever I’m working with clients I ask them lots of questions. Questions that are relevant to their needs. Questions that are designed to shift their thinking. Questions that are designed to give them clarity.
You see we generally underestimate the art of questioning. Often the simple act of asking the RIGHT question will get you unstuck.
The challenge is that you often don’t know the questions to ask yourself and that’s when uncertainty sets in. You see the thing is that confusion precedes clarity. Why you are getting into hot water is that you don’t know the questions that will remove your confusion and lead to clarity.
If you find yourself saying: I don’t know + I’m not sure + I don’t understand. Then you’re not alone. If you’re someone who usually has all the answers then this can be a particularly unnerving experience. Here’s what you can do to move yourself out of uncertainty and into confidence. »