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The Focusing Question

The Focusing Question

  • Answers come from questions, and the quality of any answer is directly determined by the quality of the question. Ask the wrong question, get the wrong answer. Ask the right question, get the right answer. Ask the most powerful question possible, and the answer can be life-altering.
  • The Focusing Question collapses all possible questions into one: “What’s the ONE Thing I can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?”

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“What’s the ONE Thing I can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?”

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