Your brain is like a dog in many ways. It will respond to self-questions like a dog responds to simple commands.
For example, to self-questions like “Why am I always late for meetings?”, your brain will work until it finds an answer:
- I’m lazy
- I’m not a type “A” personality
- I’m not a morning person
The problem with these answers is that they’re not solutions.
Ask the right questions
Asking the right questions means asking questions that ultimately lead to positive solutions:
- Don’t ask “Why aren’t we getting any Facebook fans?”. Instead, ask “How can we create something irresistible to the people that matter?”
- Don’t ask “Why isn’t anyone commenting on our blog posts”. Instead, ask “How can we create irresistible discussions on our blog?”
Ask yourself “How can we disrupt the norm, turn conventions upside-down, and demonstrate online how we feel about our cause?”