The choices we make, our accountability partners, the constant discernment process, our education, and finally our thoughts can advance us!
CHOICES The best part of questions is that they allow us to make decisions and understand why we react the way we do! Most often it helps children become aware of their behavior. “Why did you lie?” “Where did you go that you can’t tell me?” “Did you complete your homework?” Let me see it! Choices allow us how to spend our time, who we spend it with each day, and how we live.
ACCOUNTABILITY Even into adulthood questions make us honorable and accountable in completing projects. We are held at a higher standard when we know we must answer to the boss, the spouse, or set an example for our children. For example: “Did you put that check in the mail?” “How’s are the email blasts doing?” “Did you follow up with the calls?” “Are you making good choices?”
DISCERNMENT Questions help us discern where and when we are using our time. Do you watch the clock? Do the entries in our books reflect what the actual expenses and earning levels are showing? Are you setting your goals and working toward them? Who is safe to share that information with when it comes to money? Why are you letting other people make your choices?
EDUCATION When one asks questions, it opens up opportunities for learning and exploring the unknown. Geography, math, science, and languages open the door. “Are you taking your knowledge to the next step?” Are you learning more about the techniques in your world that are up-to-date? Whether that is as a CPA, a doctor, a counselor, a teacher, or a banker, are you confident with the level of learning you take on?
THOUGHTS Remember that we all have some control and can make a choice in stepping on up! Monitor your thoughts because they effect your emotions, they control your behaviors, and they can push you forward or trip you! Take that first step and put yourself on the escalator of success.