Two Life-Changing Questions

Ask yourself these questions when you want to achieve something

Darius Foroux
4 min readApr 28, 2023

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When you run into a problem you can’t solve, you’re likely framing it the wrong way.

People who frame their problems in statements, rather than questions, have a harder time finding solutions. Here’s an example.

“I don’t have enough money.”

That statement will only put you in a negative state of mind. What about turning that statement into a question? Let’s try that.

“Why don’t I have enough money?”

Might sound like a challenge you can solve at first. But asking why isn’t productive because it usually forces you to think about the past. Asking why doesn’t give you insights on potential solutions.

You need a complete different way of thinking. You need to think about deeper, unasked, questions.

This is where putting your thoughts into paper (or your digital notepad) comes in. Too many people don’t give themselves enough thinking time.

That often leads to decisions that bring years of regret.

  • Pursuing a career you don’t enjoy
  • Staying too long in a toxic relationship
  • Moving to (or staying in) places that don’t…

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Darius Foroux

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