Posts Tagged ‘answers’

Do You Want a Crystal Ball?

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

On the one hand we want to know everything. A crystal ball would be nice–then everything would be crystal clear. But if we knew exactly what we need to know where would living come into play? Living=challenge=trust=achievement=more questions. The only way answers make sense is by living with the questions for awhile– some times a long while.

Learning to live with uncertainty is true living.

The day we have the answers for everything is the day we stop living.

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All the Answers

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

No one has all the answers. Some say they do but that’s because it makes them feel better about not knowing. I’m amazed when I talk to people who seem to have all the answers but then all of the sudden they say something that lets me know they don’t know any more than I do.

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If You Don’t Know…

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

If you don’t know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere.

Henry Kissinger

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Asking Questions Saves Time & Frustation

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Asking questions gives you an advantage over those who don’t ask. You get information you need when you need it. Sometimes people don’t ask questions because they believe it’s rude to ask. Check out the following:

Looking for Answers?

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.     Lloyd Alexander

A Car Story

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

My 18 year old son has been having car troubles.

His car, a 1990 Honda, hasn’t run on it’s own for about a month and has run inconsistently over the past three months even though he has consulted with his uncle, dad, friends, auto shops, online, and by manual in order to diagnose the problem. He’s also replaced various parts none of which have apparently been the cause of the car not running.

When luck is on his side,  the car has started up and for a few precious days has provided much needed transportation. Then, unfortunately it stops running usually at inopportune times like five minutes before a  scheduled work shift.

I told him I thought it was time to take it into a shop.

He told me he wanted to figure it out–that he wanted to do it his way.

I had reservations thinking to myself that this was going to end up costing more in money and time, but I backed off.

He continued to enlist the help of his automotive know how car team yet despite strong effort and new parts, the car is still out of commission.

There was one of those lucky days a week ago or so when it actually started up so my son thought his problems were over. That’s the curious thing about this car problem. The Honda has it’s moments when everything appears to be fine. Unfortunately these moments of bliss are short lived.  As it ended up this last time, the car stalled while my son was out doing some errands. Fortunately, the stall occurred when he pulled into a gas station.  Thankfully the wonderful gas station manager allowed him to keep his car at the station where it remained for nearly a week until late last night when he was able to tow it back home. He is so grateful to this station manager that he says he will now have a new place to fill his tank. (more…)

Seek Answers

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Seek answers to what you don’t understand. Don’t dismiss your questions; ask them.  You can’t move forward until you get information that can help you make great decisions.    Penny Haider