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The Best Question Ever

The Best Question Ever

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by: Aya Fubara Eneli, M.A., J.D.

If you knew that asking one question would dramatically change your life for the better, would you ask it? If you knew that applying this one question to your life would have spared you from making that one decision that continues to haunt you, would you apply it? Well, here is your chance to never make a decision you will regret again.

What is the best question ever? It is a question that can be applied to every single decision you make. It is a question to which you will almost always immediately know the answer. And finally, and this is really crucial, it is a question that will shred the deception that we cloak ourselves with when we do not want to be honest.

Had I been astute enough to discover and consistently apply the best question ever to my life, I guarantee you that every aspect of my life would be a hundred times better than it is right now. My biggest moral regrets could have been avoided had I asked and applied the answer to this question. My biggest financial follies could have been averted. Much of the pain and suffering I have brought on myself would be non-existent if I had only applied this question to my life.

Anthony Robbins states that the quality of our lives is determined by the quality of the questions we ask. Many wise people through history have used questions to help people get at the core of themselves and discover great truths. Jesus was always asking questions of his disciples and others he met. Great coaches apply the same principles today. They ask questions that help their clients seek and find the answers that were in them all along.

The book, The Best Question Ever, is written by best-selling author and pastor, Andy Stanley, and is culled from Ephesians 5:15-17. “Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”

The best question ever simply asks: In light of my past experience, current, circumstances, and future hopes and dreams, what is the wisest thing to do? Can you imagine applying this question to all your purchasing decisions? All your decisions on how to use your time? All your dating and parenting decisions? Rather than living our lives on a whim with no regard for the consequences of our choices until those consequences show up, I highly recommend applying this question consistently in your life for 3 main reasons:

1.) None of us plan to fail or mess up our lives, but it happens every day because we do NOT have a plan in place to ensure that we don’t.

2.) It will encourage us to seek and heed wise counsel when we are not sure of the best course of action. Every person with lasting success relies on trusted advisors.

3.) It compels us to get past our self-deception and examine the true impact of our decisions and actions.

This is a great practice not just for yourself, but also to teach those around you. Asking this question consistently, answering the question honestly, and applying the answer to our lives no matter how restrictive it may seem, will set you up for a life of significance and influence. The alternative is to continue to pile on hurts and regrets by carrying on business as usual. To really delve into this question and its power to transform your life, get a copy of Andy Stanley’s book, The Best Question Ever: A Revolutionary Approach to Decision Making. I guarantee it will be one of your wisest investments.

Join Aya for a unique Lunch n’ Learn on the topic: Put Your Dream to the Test on April 27, 2016 in Killeen TX. For more information or to book her for your next event, visit www.ayaeneli.com, or e-mail her at info@ayaeneli.com.

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