December 20th, More questions, than answers...
I like to believe that I am a straightforward person – but then situations come up where I find myself scratching my head, wondering if this is true. It is not uncommon for me to find myself without answers, wondering why I didn’t ask more questions.
Asking questions is part of my life coaching role. I am to be appropriately curious with ‘what’ and ‘how’ questions – a core competency of our work. Many people like to talk about themselves. But as with everything, it is a balance, to not cross a line of being too personal, inquisitive. Sometimes sitting in the ‘waiting’ place isn’t a bad thing and that is where I find myself.
A little discomfort is manageable, what gets me frustrated is when I put myself in this place and then fight feeling incompetent. I don’t want to sound or give an appearance, “I don’t know”, one of my most displeasing statements to say and or hear. Less attractive someone who believes they possess all the answers.
Ask the questions, (in thought, on paper, out loud) and trust the answers are on their way!
Hmmm, sit thoughtfully in what is unknown…day 156!
Thank you if you choose to join the journey. Let's hope it is more fun than tears!