This summer I took on a challenge (opportunity) that was presented to me from my dear friend Kate. She said “do you want to go on a yoga/kayak/wilderness adventure?” Without much thought, I felt a “hell yes” stir inside of me and I followed my instincts. The description of the trip was for a beginner that had not kayaked, which neither of us had. We were both seeking a connection to nature and to experience new things in life…really to slow down our pace and enjoy life in a new way. We are both workaholics and have been focused on the “pause”, so this was the perfect chance to do that. We had no idea what we were truly in for.
If asking good questions is critical, why don’t most of us spend more of our time and energy on discovering and framing them? One reason may be that much of our culture and society in particular, focuses on having the “right answer” rather than discovering the right question.
What do you think engages and creates a lasting impression on someone that you have just met? Most people believe we connect with people by saying the right thing or providing them with new information. The compelling truth is that asking meaningful questions is far more impactful.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by your large to-do list that only seems to expand?
Have you ever reached the end of the day and felt like you were so busy you couldn’t breathe and yet, you got nothing “real” accomplished?
The pain of procrastination is one of those things that affect us all at one time or another. We are presented with an overwhelming amount of choices each day. Some choices are simply more appealing than others, in the moment. It’s human nature to want to put that annoying task aside for one more day.
Connecting is about your ability to engage in a way that leads to trust, belief, joy…it’s this physiological shift that occurs when people feel like they are heard, understood and cared for.