Research tells us that there are 2 million bits of information strike every scond. Research also tells us that we are able to access 7+/-2 bits of informations in a way we want. Where do the rest of the information go. They are all in the uncouscious and stored. Over a period of time a huge reservoir of information is there in your unconscious ready to be accessed whenever we need it. We will explore how questions help your access your inner resources
Imagine you are walking in street and you see a person at a distance. You realize that he is a familiar face. Your are not able to recall as to when you met him. However you are definitely siure about it. You start asking questions to yourself. Where have i met him? He looks so familiar. And your mind starts into the huge reservoir of data store in unconscious or the deep structure as we call it. And then you suddenly recall. He is Ravi and a dear friend. It has been over 8 years that we have met.
The questions arises how were you able to access the information about Ravi whom you have not met for 8 years. The only way to access the data stored in your unconscious is be asking question and the deep structure within you will be providing all the answers. Just ask yourself “What are the few exciting things we dis in our vacation to ladhak 3 years back. The memories will start rolling in bront of your eyes. Just imagine that all this information was lying dormant all the while
What does questions do to you
Questions are very powerful statements. You cannot not answer a question. Even if you do not have the answer, you will dig deep into youexpereince to find an answer. Question provoke Transderivational search. A transderivational search is when you look through your ideas, memories and experience to search for something that will enable you to make sense of the question.
You can also ask questions from different perceptual positions. For example, tell me how will your frined feel when organize this surprise for him. Or what will you manager think of the interaction of you and your team.
Questions help you elicit states, get information, direct attention, create reality, model startegies, challenge assumptions, build rapport, summarize, build values and so on
Questions can be open or closed. It is preferable to ask open ended questions beginning with What, Why, When, Where and how and each ash a different purpose. A series of well designed questions will help you go deep into your experiences searching for the meaningful answers. In NLP, there is a presupposition that People have all the resources they need. The resources are stored in the deep structure within you. You retrieve it when sought. How you access your inner resources depends on houw you ask question that help you access your inner resourcecs.
Enhancing Quality of Questions
To build self awareness capability you will need to be asking questions about the questions you are about to ask. This will make your approach purposeful
a. What is the most useful question i must ask now?
b. What don’t i know would make a differenceif i did?
c. What question should i ask that will help best my companion ?
d. What questions would get me slosest to my outcome
e. Do i need to ask a question at all
a. Become curious of the situation by asking as many questions to yourself
b Play a game of asking questions with colleagues / friends regularly
c. Whenever you are in doubt, ask someone to question you in your approach or situations
d. Find a coach who will support you continually ask you purposeful questions
How questions can help you access your inner resources is a knowldge worth living to. It help you access huge innter resources in forms of experiences and other there with you . It also helps you to be powerful