The Power of Questions – You Can Not ‘NOT ANSWER’!

Before I move one, Let me just share some interesting fact with you. When people face any problem, they focus more on the problem rather than solutions. In order to get solutions, we need to ask questions and with the use of questions we need to lead our mind to the solution we are looking for.

The funny thing is that people would do anything to avoid thinking. We hate to think. There is one of the most disgusting dialogue spoken in a Bollywood movie which is ‘Tension lene ka nahi, tension dene ka’.

 Now write down: Nothing comes in our life without curious questions and appropriate thinking process.


I know something about you.

You will answer a question . . . any question . . . every question.

You will answer it even if not aloud.You will answer it at least in your own head, even if you don’t know the answer.

 Do you want to test?

 Look and read following questions.

  • What’s your name?
  • What’s your birth date?
  • What movie did you see last time in a cinema?
  • Who is the prime minister of India?
  • What’s your mobile number?
  • What’s your favourite dish?
  • What’s your religion?
  • Who is your best friend?


Did you notice that you answered all questions whether it’s true or not? If you didn’t know the answer you still tried to find the answer.

We ask ourselves questions all the time – how we can get more business, What should I do to become rich, how can I remember everything read easily, how can I grow my network or how even can I save more money by paying less tax to government (come on, we’ve all done it).

But when it comes to asking ourselves questions, we would be better served if we asked better questions. By doing so, we may just find that we are also given better solutions. 

There is one fundamental truth about helping yourself:

You will accept an idea that is the result of your thinking, not someone else’s.

When you ask questions about yourself, you develop your own idea, claim it, own it and then you act on it. Period!!!


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 Bill Gates, for example, didn’t sit around and ask, “How do I write a computer operating system?”

 Instead, he asked, “How do I write a computer operating system that will be on every single PC in the entire world?” He asked a better question, and he got a better answer.

 You see, our brain is constantly thinking about answers. That’s it’s job.

It is constantly answering questions as you experienced earlier in this article.

But here is the good news. You can harness this brain power and turn it to your advantage.

You do this by asking yourself great questions. Then simply let your brain go to work. Big questions get big answers. Don’t worry about finding immediate answers. It rarely happens that way.

 It may take days or months or whatever. Just keep asking the question – that’s the key – the answer will come in due time.

 Ultimately, The ability to own the decision necessarily involves a high level  of commitment to the decision, and the only decisions that are carried out or executed are the ones that are owned by you, in which you feel personally responsible. 

Since your brain is always eager to give answers, you need to make sure to avoid asking it bad questions.

 Bad questions will provide limited answers. For example, don’t ask

“Why does my business struggle?” because your brain will tell you why (and you will believe it).

Instead, ask, “What can I do to make my business thrive?” 

check“What is stopping me from being more successful?”

“What I should do or Could do if I knew wouldn’t fail?” 

check“Why can’t I reach my goals?”

“What actions I need to take in order to achieve my goal?” 

check“Why am I failing in my career and profession?”

“What must I do to succeed?” 

check“Why there is no help around me?”

“Who can be helpful to me?” 

check“Why am I facing trouble in completing my wok/project/task?”

 “What solutions can take me to where I want to reach?”

Did you notice the difference in the focus of your attention. This is what questions do. They direct or redirect our focus. Ultimately it increases your motivation dramatically.

The more you focus on solutions, the more Solutions you will explore.

Answers may not come immediately. Thinking of solutions and new ideas is creative work.

It’s not mechanical, administrative or labor work.

You have to trust that the answers will come unexpectedly, out of nowhere. Maybe it will pop into your mind as you are driving, walking around in the streets, showering and all of a sudden “Eureka!!!” There is the answer.

Lastly, To get better answers, you need to ask better questions.

That’s it for now…..


Awaiting Feedback! Until Next time.


To Your Enlightened success.

Mayur Bardolia

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