Student: What gives someone the edge in life?
Teacher: They ask themselves better questions?
Student: Could you give me an example?
Teacher: I will give you five examples of questions that winners ask.
Winners ask – “what’s the mess I need to clean up?” They do not deny that there is a problem to be resolved. How are you going to clean the junk out of the garage if you don’t admit that it’s junk?
Winners ask – “How far am I willing to go to solve this matter?” They look at the limits they set on themselves, and this question offers them the opportunity to extend those limits and go the extra mile.
Winners ask – “What must I no longer tolerate from myself or from others if things are to get better?” They have the courage to stop making excuses about themselves or others if something needs to be cleaned up.
Winners ask – “What is the lesson to be learned from this situation?” They know that life never presents you with a challenge without offering an insight or lesson that will strengthen you.
Winners ask – “How can I proceed with solving this problem in good spirit?” They know a sour mood will definitely cause even more problems during the solution process.
Student: Wow, thank you for that; I never realized how important questions can be.
Teacher: The quality of your questions gives you the quality of breakthroughs that you have in your life.