Four Questions Worth Asking

In a recent episode of his podcast, Tim Ferriss recounted a discussion he had with executive coach Jerry Colonna. In that discussion, Colonna mentioned four powerful questions that I feel are worth keeping top of mind:

  • How am I complicit in creating the conditions I say I don’t want?
  • What needs to be said that isn’t being said?
  • What’s being said that I’m not hearing?
  • What am I saying that’s not being heard?

In particular, the first question has been rattling around in my head quite frequently whether I’m thinking about a situation at work or when our two-year-old refuses to eat dinner. It’s helpful in framing the “extreme ownership” philosophy popularized by Jocko Willink.

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