What if you asked a different question?
Instead of, “Why is this always so difficult?” – try, “What are 3 things I could do to make this easier?”
Instead of, “Why am I so far behind?” – try, “How far have I come since I started?”
Instead of, “Why can’t I figure this out?” – try, “If my best friend came to me with this problem, what advice would I give?”
Instead of, “Why won’t this ever work?” – try, “What could I do differently?”
Instead of, “Why can’t I reach this goal?” – try, “What needs to change for me to feel successful?”
Instead of, “When will this ever change?” – try, “What is within my power to change right now?”
This week, ask yourself different questions.
The quality of our responses depends on the quality of our questions.
If you’re frustrated by the same responses, try experimenting with different questions.
And don’t forget one of our most valuable questions available:
Who can I ask for help?