A discovery  emerged today while talking with Susan Preston, friend and designer extraordinaire. We were on the topic of helping clients bring their story into clear  focus. I commented that people often need help working out an open-ended and yet focused question to use in a Visualize Your Life session. Articulating your question can be tough. It’s a big step, one that starts extracting you from the quicksand  of indecision.

Susan told the story of a colleague who had a clear question but couldn’t find the answer. Unexpectedly she discovered the answer while attending an unrelated workshop.

“Sometimes after clarifying your question you should not try to answer it immediately,” I heard myself say. “Hold the question in mind and live your life. You’ll find the answer. There will be a flash of recognition when you do!”

Wow! Yes, that’s exactly true! Allow yourself to not know. Relax and accept the uncertainty for now. Live your life. Hold your question in mind and pay attention to what’s around you. You’re on a quest. When you find your answer you will recognize it.


Find out how Visualize Your Life coaching helps bring your questions-and answers – into focus.


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