Students understand this when they are hyper-focused on their next round of testing and trying to guess what questions they’ll be asked. They can barely think of anything else.
Parents understand how hard it is when a child isn’t doing well or is faced with a particular challenge. Evenings are consumed with conversation on how it can be better.
New Life Coaches also understand this. During the first couple of months, they spend much of their time starting a business consumed with thoughts about how to get new clients.
The questions students and coaches ask themselves in each of these situations tend to be narrow and get repetitive.
You know you are doing well when you start to consider different questions that incorporate the long-term outlook, invite creativity, and ignite excitement.
I sometimes wonder which comes first: the new circumstances or the new questions.