When we’re looking for answers, why is changing your questions so important? We often forget to take the time to ask the right questions and intentionally using questions helps us make wiser choices, find solutions, and transform our personal and professional lives. In this episode, Dr. Marilee Adams gives you twelve powerful tools of Question Thinking, and how to apply the same information and practical skills in our own lives. Tune in to change your questions and mindsets for the most rewarding outcomes.
Change Your Questions
When you understand that you can recognize your thinking and actually do something about it in real time, there’s an enormous benefit.
The next point is that every one of us human beings has two mindsets. One is the judger mindset and the other is the learner mindset.
When we are critical and judgmental, we can aim it either at ourselves where we end up with a lot of self-doubts or we could aim our judgment at others, or often we do both.
When we’re in our learner mindset, we’re open-minded, we’re accepting, we’re curious, and we are positioned to be collaborative.
Where does the beginning of the process to switch from a judger into more of a learner mindset, and how do we go about making that switch?
It’s helpful to know that we have two mindsets and to ask ourselves what questions am I asking myself about myself or the other person or the situation and whether they are they helping or hurting.
In any change orientation, it’s key to be aware of where you are. This is the first pillar of emotional intelligence.
Learning how to switch your mindset and why switching is not just changing your questions, it’s also somatic. It’s a moment by moment by moment, changing your questions to answer who do I choose to be in this moment?
Connect with Dr. Marilee Adams