Thoughts from the Pond

~ Questions ~
The best questions to ask yourself are the ones you don't know the answers to...



Great questions will often lead to more questions...



By asking ourselves the right "questions", we can find the right "answers" to who we are, and more importantly, how we can become who we want to be.



Asking "why do bad things happen to me?" probably will not yield a good answer. A better question to ask in a bad situation is "How can I turn this situation around into something meaningful and good?"



If you are not getting the answers you need from the questions you are asking, ask different questions...ask the right questions and get the right answers if you ask long enough.



An unanswered question is an opportunity... An unanswered question no one else knows the answer to is an even greater opportunity.



When you ask a question, be prepared with the courage to accept the answer even if it is not what you wanted to hear. It may be what you NEED to hear...



The more difficult the search, the greater the opportunity to learn along the way...



When you look for an answer and find the wrong one, you have learned something and you still have the opportunity to find the right answer and learn something else. So, finding the wrong answer is definitely preferable to not trying and finding no answer... it is the wrong answers that propel one closer to the right answer.



A question-
"What if I work hard, persevere, sacrifice, and strive to succeed at something I really want and it doesn't work out? Will all the time, effort, and hard work be wasted?"

An answer-
Either way you win...if the original idea doesn't work out as planned, you will have gained valuable experience and knowledge on what it takes to succeed that can be used when the next great idea comes along. Each time you risk and try you will improve yourself and your chances of reaching your goals and dreams. And any time you work hard at something, that in itself can open up other doors of opportunity that you would not have thought of...



The answers we seek to the important questions in life can be found wherever we look...be it far away or in our own backyard...look around and within where you are now, as there are answers waiting to be seen...

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