Ask yourself…

This is brilliant.

When I’m reluctant to take a risk or face something uncomfortable, I ask myself these five questions which, in melodramatic form, I call the “Five Fateful Questions.” They help me think clearly about a situation.

What am I waiting for?
What would I do if I weren’t scared?
What steps would make things easier?
What would I do if I had all the time and money in the world?
What is the worst, and the best, that could happen?

So many library stalemates could be moved forward if we all asked those questions and then honored our responses….

One comment

  1. A question I’ve learned to ask when dealing with “urgencies” (usually put forth by my children, but they come up at the Helpdesk too (read into that anything you want)): “Is anybody bleeding?” The answer’s (almost) always “no” and helps to put things in perspective.


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