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Powerful questions catch your attention. They make you think. They help you figure things out. Life coaching involves powerful questions, to help you assess where you are, envision where your going, and figure out how you will get there. Get in touch to find out more. To read more about powerful questions, visit the KIPS blog to see my guest post.

Here’s a powerful question I found today on WordPress’s Daily Prompt:

Sure, you turned out pretty good, but is there anything you wish had been different about your childhood? If you have kids, is there anything you wish were different for them?

I can think of several things I wish had been different in my childhood. One is that I wish I hadn’t moved as often as I did growing up. We moved to different geographic areas 6 times, less than many military families and more than most civilian families. My own children moved three times, all within the city where they were born, and once to an entirely new location. I still imagine it would be great to grow up with the same friends in the same town or city all your life, though I know that’s not always true. In fact my own now-grown children tell me that while the move out of town was hard at first, it was a great experience for them.

What about you? Do you have any such wishes?