Staying Stuck vs. Moving Ahead Questions
"An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory."
When we’re faced with ‘less than perfect’ circumstances in our lives, we have choices about how we respond.
A common response is to ask questions like “why did this happen?”, “why did he/she say that?”, or “why am I in this situation?”…these ‘why’ questions are searching for more information.
This type of question seeks to clarify, to better understand.
Yet these questions don’t actually help you move forward – these are ‘staying stuck’ kinds of questions.
A simpler (and much more effective!) way of responding is to start asking ‘moving ahead’ questions.
For example, asking ‘what’ questions like “what can I learn from this situation?”, “what are my options?”, or “what changes can I make?” help you focus on moving ahead and taking action.