Ignore the Question, Find the Answer

Lately it seems there have been lots of questions in my mind. Questions about what to do, the state of things, quality of life, the motives of others (and myself), political, career choices, spiritual, emotional, relational. The voices in my life (family, Facebook, friends, television, church, YouTube, blogs, newspaper, Twitter, etc.) contribute to the ever swirling cacophony of  my thoughts.

I've noticed that focusing on the question generally means I'm not doing anything. When I spend my time asking (over and over) "What should I do about  (pick one here)?" I quite often never answer. That means the time I have spent asking the question has been wasted time. I might as well watch old re-runs of "All in the Family".

Questions are good. Questions are necessary. But if I focus only on the question, the answer (that is often right there in front of me) is useless. Example:

I wonder if why the dog is whining at the door? Give it enough time without addressing the obvious answer and I have a mess to clean up.

The other challenge is to quit trying to answer all the questions at one time. Do I do laundry, should I mop the floor, do I write my blog, do I visit my Dad, do I read a book, do I play Sims Social on Facebook, do I help my friend move, should I vote for Ron Paul, why can't I beat Kim at Words with Friends, should I let my daughter get a two piece swim suit, should I, do I, can I . . . . .being overwhelmed with questions then tends to paralyze me and I run out of clean underwear.

My solution?
Look at one question at a time - if the answer isn't fairly obvious, move on to the next question that I can answer. Take action. Repeat.

2012 - the year of answers and action.

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