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

“Why am I doing this?”

Coaching Point: The person who can interrupt their thoughts, words, and actions to ask this Great Question is running their life rather than letting their autopilot run it.

For most of the routine stuff being on autopilot is indeed an efficient and effective way to live although it is only so when the autopilot’s software/conditioning/beliefs are clear and correct. That programming part is an important part of your job.

Beyond the autopilot each of us can be a person who can interrupt, who flicks the needle out of the groove to listen to a different track. This ability to choose has power.

That person can set up more opportunities to change and grow. They have more options.

You and I may not always like the answers, but not asking “Why Am I Doing This?” will, on the whole, cost us more than if we do.

Has an idea already come to mind for you where this question is appropriate and useful?

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