Questions versus doubts

When we have a problem in our lives, we inherently say to ourselves “I don’t know X” or “I’m struggling with Y”.

It’s often not natural to turn that into “How do I figure out X?” or “What is the main cause of Y?”

The difference may appear subtle but the significance of turning a doubt phrased as a statement into a problem phrased as a question inherently asks for a solution.

And, if you can’t figure out how to answer that question, the next question to ask is “What questions do I need to ask myself in order to figure this out?”

This might take several questions. You might have to spend many nights thinking about it, reaching out to people, doing your own research and pushing yourself to ask more questions.

But, eventually, you find answers because you ask yourself questions, not because you state your doubts.