The power of the right question…

Idea_GiftAsking the right question can be like pulling the ribbon on a gift and opening a present to ourselves.

Quite often, instead of looking for different answers, we should in fact be looking for better questions.

When we talk about personal development this is particularly true.

There are two key questions that we must ask ourselves before setting out on any quest to grow as individuals.

The first question we need to ask ourselves is what we want to achieve. We need to be clear about what we aspire to. Our legacy isn’t created when this earthly journey is over. It’s created now – as we live by how we live. So if we want to be able to design our own legacy, we need only to know what we want it to be and live accordingly. But first is deciding what we want to achieve.

The second question is to ask who we need to become in order to achieve that legacy. One mentor I have learned much from is Jim Rohn. He taught that the true value of goals is not getting to the goal itself. The real value is the person we must become to reach that goal.

As we move into 2013, let’s be asking ourselves less about what we want to do and more about who we want to be. Then when we’re clear on that, the plans and priorities will all become clear because we will have started with the end in mind.

About Kathi Laughman

Referred to by her clients as “The Plan B to Z Expert”, Kathi inspires them to see beyond probabilities to possibilities. They are stronger, happier and more financially secure than ever before. The result is the creation of far more value in the rest of their story than they ever dreamed possible. She serves professionals committed to continuously creating new pathways to success and significance.


  1. I always ask myself ‘is this step going to take me closer to the REAL me?” I think that we put as a society so much value in WHAT we become that we forget WHO we’ve become and what are true desires really are. Thank you so much for this post at the beginning o fth eyear ~ no better time!

  2. Be True, Be Cool……. know yourself well, pull all your resources to Rock yourself into being.
    Thanks Kathi!

  3. This is true because sometimes the person we are can’t sustain our goals, even if we reach them. God shows us in nature that he grows things from small to mature, rather than just materializing them out of thin air (although He could). It’s a lesson to us in anything we want to do, even in business, because the growth process may give us tools we need in our success.

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