August 3, 2009 8:29pm CST
We all face problems in our life and businesses, and I separate these because, for the most part, they should be separated. Now we have a few ways of handling all the different problems that arise, from a simple apology, to completely re-working the way we do things. I came across an article of a kind by John Milton Fogg the other day, around the time I was researching on becoming a better listener. This is the latter half of the article. I really just wanted to share it with a lot of people, I have the PDF if you like I can send you the whole article. The Five Right Questions 1. What's right...? This question (formed by the mind) instantly focus on the positive and productive (away from the negative and deconstructive)... engages the heart (intuition and imagination) and is energy-building (rather than draining).... 2. What makes that right...? With this second question, we are discovering Values, what is really most important... transmuting the "data"— the factual answer to the first question— and evolving that by getting to the "essence", thereby turning facts into knowledge and wisdom. This is alchemy. This is the child's "Why is the sky blue?" question. This question strengthens and raises the vibration... and we're ready to move on to the next question, which demands even greater creative energy to explore.... 3. What would be ideal...? Here, we begin to pursue the possibilities.... We have ventured into the domain of "What you don't know that you don't know...." This is the Visionary question, engaging the Intuition and Imagination and moving beyond the limits of the rational mind... and it is directly linked to the power of the Pleasure and Passion of our Purpose.... 4. What's not yet quite right....? This question explores and articulates the exact size and shape of the hole(s) in the Vision that need to be filled to bring the picture (image: as in imagination) of what's possible into being... what's required to complete our Ideal. Built on the growing energy of the first three questions, it transcends the mental-judging of "what's wrong?" and literally gives direction to Creation itself. Without this step, we almost always get square pegs for our round holes.... 5. What will it take...? The Question that leads you... "What will it take to ______________ (filling in the blank with the Vision of the Ideal) for the highest good of myself and all concerned...?" This is the Visionary's request for Inspired Action.... What do you think? How do you think it is better then asking "What is wrong, and how can I fix it?" Cheers
5 Aug 09
for me I found all this information a bit basic in which I used them every time I have a problem on my own and yes you are right all 5 questions are very helpful in solving ones problems logically and not just jump into rage,negative solution or outcome to ones problems and would lead to arguments and all those negative effects to ones negative solutions on things. thanks for sharing this one though my friend "what will it take for me to solve the problem" patience and understanding.....
5 Aug 09
You learned the thinking in a positive way. That is good. So few people are taught this at a young age. It is my opinion that there is WAY to much negativity in the world, I am slowly trying to bring awareness of the power of positive thinking to more people, and the help the scoffers overcome their attitudes towards it. It is a trying task, but the support of others helps. It is even more trying in person then online, it is simple to write a post about something inspirational I read, or share a video on YouTube. But to explain in person, it becomes a trying task indeed. But, I shall persevere, until the end of time I think. Cheers.
4 Aug 09
Your welcome MyLot. I like to share the things I like. And to be honest, there is nothing by John Milton Fogg, so far that I don't like. Very visionary type, you should look him up, he is very strong on relationship building. How I interpret what how he explains it, the first three questions build our confidence and increase our positive energy, and open a circuit to our greater creativity allow the last two questions to be tackled quite a bit easier. Cheers.