Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Right Questions

Charles de Gaulle did not believe that at a press conference he should let the reporters choose the subject that would be discussed.  So he arrived with five prepared answers, and no matter what the question was, he worked his way through those five answers. 

A day later, a French newspaper ran a cartoon in which de Gaulle was depicted as asking " Would somebody like to ask a question to my answers?"

The lesson here is to take a look at our own lives and see how often we are stuck on our own agenda, and we stay there, despite what is going on in the world around us.  There are times where we are so busy waiting for someone to ask us the "right question" so we can give the answer we've so carefully planned and prepared, that we miss the opportunity to hear questions that will challenge us to live and grow in new directions.

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