S:1321 Great Question: Who Benefits?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.)

“Who benefits?”

Coaching Point: When making decisions where others are involved it can be easy to pull inward and think only, or primarily, of yourself. Pretty normal but can lead to limited awareness of your options and their implications. The old saw that “Everyone is listening to radio station WII-FM (What’s In It For Me?)” has some truth to it.

Of course you want to take good care of yourself. That’s healthy.

You also want to have the best possible outcome. Just thinking about yourself can result in less than the best.

When you ask Who Benefits? you are opening your view to see all the same content from a greater context. Always strive to see the greatest context. That’s what highly successful people do. Ordinary people stay enmeshed only in content, assuming, if they consider it at all, that they already have the full and correct context. Not useful.

You can practice this Great Question on small unimportant issues then comfortably expand it to important ones.

If you were to do so, who benefits?

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