What are the qualities of a great question?

According to Peter Block, author of Community, a great question has three qualities.

#1. It is ambiguous. There is no attempt to try to precisely define what is meant by the question. The lack of precision invites you to interpret and respond according to your perspective. Each person can bring their own, personal meaning into the answer.

#2. It is personal. All passion, commitment, and connection grow out of what is most personal. We need to create space for the personal. The personal is where you find your answers.

#3. It evokes anxiety. All that matters makes us anxious. It is our wish to escape from anxiety that steals our aliveness. If there is no edge to the question, there is no power.

This my personal favorite because it gives me permission to be uncomfortable. Thank you Peter Block!

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Susan Bock, Specialist for Women over 50 who want more out life, love and business! Are you longing for more meaning as your life changes or searching for a way to reach your goals? Are you tired of living your life on a part-time basis? Together, we’ll take you from where you are to where you want to be in your future – even if you don’t know what that looks like!

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