“How’s that working for you?”
This is a question I have heard several times over the past few years and heard three times in the past two days. I am reminded of how important a question it is.
1) it is evidence-based. It asks me to look at the effects of the decisions I am making and whether they match my aspirations.
2) it challenges my assumptions. When I hear someone (including myself) say “I already know that” the questions that come to mind are “How am applying it & What does it look like when I do?”
3) it encourages change. When I resist a change or reject a suggestion I need to consider what it is I am holding on to. I need to ask myself “How is the strategy/approach that I am holding onto working?” If it is not working then I need to be open to what has been offered
be willing to invest time & energy in making a change.