Then we begin school and throughout those years, questions are often not encouraged and many times discouraged. We may lose the skill we naturally had for asking questions. As a result, we may stop any questioning and when we don’t question, it can effect our learning. As I’ve spoken with people about the idea of asking questions some of the comments I’ve heard. “I don’t want to be nosy.” or “If I need to know something, the person will tell me.” What if the person doesn’t know you need information?
Love has no obligations. Fear is full of obligations.
Don Miguel Ruiz
In the end, only three things matter, how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of the things not meant for you.
I choose my thoughts with care and my words with love.
I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
e. e. cummings
Live without pretending. Love without depending. Listen without defending. Speak without offending.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
You don’t want a million answers as much as you want a few forever questions. The questions are diamonds you hold in the light. Study a lifetime and you see different colors from the same jewel.
I‘m not wise because I have all the answers I’m wise because I ask the right questions.
When asking questions we are less apt to make assumptions. Listening to the answer gives us information about the next questions to ask. So many times a person makes an assumption and believes it. The path from there forward often takes the person somewhere she really does not want to be. To proceed with an issue in an intelligent manner, we can choose to ask questions to get accurate information and proceed knowing the truth of the situation.
As long as I can remember, I’ve been extremely curious about so many things. As a child I loved walking at night, looking in people’s windows when the shades were up. It was incredibly interesting to see how people decorated and what the inside of their homes looked like. As I focused on getting my curiosity satisfied, I had more and more fun! My curiosity has continued to increase. Since becoming a coach 25 years ago, my curiosity, questioning and listening skills have become an obsession and brought me so much joy and adventure. I find that through asking questions, I understand people better, I understand what is being communicated more clearly and as a result, I can make more effective decisions for myself.