The Remarkable Power in Asking What's Right?

When we ask any kind of a what’s right question, our rational mind hasn’t a clue about how to process the question on its own.

The Remarkable Power in Asking What's Right?
What’s right questions are deferred to our less assertive but far more powerful intuition—where they are processed in a manner that generates energy.
— Kurt and Patricia Wright, Breaking the Rules

The biggest barrier is inside us

One of the biggest challenges we face as humans is the barrier inside us. It's the barrier that exists between our intellect and our far more powerful intuition.

My message to you today is that we have an incredibly powerful and easy way to overcome this barrier when we learn how to ask what's right questions.

We simply change our focus from asking what's wrong, which we all habitually do without thinking, to asking what's right or what's already working well here?

The power of consciously making this switch from asking what's wrong to what's right can't be overstated.

Here's the problem when we focus on what's wrong. When we ask any kind of a what’s wrong question, "it is both framed and processed in our rational mind," according to Kurt and Patricia Wrights, the authors of Breaking the Rules.

However, "When we ask any kind of a what’s right question, our rational mind hasn’t a clue about how to process the question on its own. As a result, our what’s right questions are deferred to our less assertive but far more powerful intuition—where they are processed in a manner that generates energy."

What are some examples of a what's right question?

You can start easily and simply by asking what's right or working well here? You'll soon discover how powerful it can be to ask this question.

And just how difficult it can be to overcome our habitual focus on what's not working. Your biggest challenge will be to turn off the autopilot and make the switch!

What are a few other examples of a what's right question?

Here are several you may recognize if you are familiar with the interviews at Forward Thinking Workplaces and 5 Minutes to Process Improvement Success.

  • What is the best improvement strategy that has worked really well for you or your clients?
  • How can we create workplaces where every voice matters, everyone thrives and finds meaning, and change and innovation happen naturally?
  • What does it take to get an employee's full attention and best performance?
  • What do people really lack and long for at work?
  • What is the most important question leaders should ask employees?
  • What is the most important question employees should ask leaders?
  • What is the most important question we should ask ourselves?

If you read any of the 130+ interviews that I've done at Forward Thinking Workplaces or 5 Minutes to Process Improvement Success, you won't find the typical answers that show up elsewhere.

Instead, you discover far more powerful solutions and questions that come from intuitive minds.

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Not only will asking what's right questions deliver more powerful answers, but they also offer you a whole new way of interacting with others and making those interactions more meaningful and productive.

What do you find most intriguing?

Asking what do you find most intriguing is a deceptively simple yet one of the most powerful what's right questions you could ever ask.

It's a question that not only gets answered by our intuitive mind, it's also a question that creates new ideas and energy!

Asking what's most intriguing is a question I use continually with my work to call out even more powerful insights and wisdom. The Wrights' describe it as a way of transforming knowledge into wisdom and that has been my experience too.

At the next Forward Thinking Workplaces workshop, we'll use this strategy to discover the most intriguing questions we can ask leaders.

And in the process, we'll discover and create even more intriguing and powerful questions.

I hope you will consider joining me at the workshop on February 23, 2022. Learn more and register using the button below.

In the meantime, I'd love to hear what you found most intriguing in this article? I hope you will reply and let me know!

To your forward-thinking life & great success!

— Bill

Gaining full, complete access to our intuitive power is paradoxical. It is entirely dependent on our ability to discipline our rational mind correctly.
— Kurt and Patricia Wright, Breaking the Rules