And Sometimes The Answers Are Simple

Figure Sitting In Question MarkOver the summer, I was in a program that had a monthly group question and answer time. Basically we all get on the conference line and then electronically lined up to ask our coach questions.

Well, the phone conference company was doing maintenance when one of our calls was scheduled and my coach wasn’t going to be able to have conversations with us. So, she changed things up. She asked us to write up our questions for her and email them to her team the day before the call. She’d go through and answer them during our normal Q&A time.

The interesting thing was the theme that developed to the questions she didn’t answer. You see, many people wrote in that they answered their own question while writing down their question in a way that was concise and clear. And some of them continued with a question that was hiding just under the surface.

I experienced the same thing when I wrote in my own question for her that day. And I experienced it again this week as I prepared for a call with a friend from a program I’m in currently. As I thought about the questions I wanted to ask, I arrived at a couple of answers before I even picked up the phone!

Sometimes the answer appears later. It might be in a book or article I’m reading, in something someone says, or in something I’m listening to.

Somehow, when you’re able to articulate the question clearly, you open yourself up to receive the answer.

It reminds me of a quote I shared on Facebook last week:

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. – Dr. Seuss

So, my question for you: What are your questions? What are you struggling with that you could ask a question about? Write out the question that you want answered. I’d love if you’d share it with me in the comments below!

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