Great Questions to Ask by Meggin McIntosh, PhD

In General
Sep 8th, 2013

Questioning womanAs some smart person once said, “There is no such thing as a stupid question – only stupid mistakes.” Learn to ask questions before you make a mistake and to help yourself stay productive.

  1. When you call someone on the phone or stop by someone’s office, ask, “Good time, bad time?”
  2. Ask, “When would be a better time?”
  3. Query, “Is this the right time for us to talk about this?”
  4. Wonder out loud, “Should I/we be doing this project?”
  5. Muse, “Is this the best use of my time right now?”
  6. Ask outright, “Is this worth the time, effort, and/or energy I’m/we’re spending?”
  7. Determine the answer to: “Am I being paid to do this?”
  8. Ask, “Has my someone significant asked me to do this?”
  9. Answer the question, “Do I really want to be doing this?”
  10. Be bold enough to ask, “Am I having fun and does this give me energy?”

A really big and somewhat philosophical question to ask is this one: “Is my life turning out the way I intended it to?” Depending on your answer, be thankful…or start making changes.

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