All of us get stuck from time to time. Whether a relationship problem, work challenge, financial habit or health dilemma, inevitably on the path to our goals, something gets in our way. As a personal and executive coach for over 15 years, there is one tool I’ve discovered can help you get unstuck again and again: A Powerful Question. I like to call them “PQ’s” (powerful questions). I will share with you a simple, but perspective-shifting PQ you can ask to get unstuck in the most common challenges of everyday life.

If you find yourself overwhelmed, distracted or bombarded with requests, stop and ask yourself a simple PQ (powerful question) to regain your focus and use your time well:

What will you do differently next time?

When you’ve made a mistake or encountered unwanted results, choose to get wiser for it.

When you make a mistake or things don’t go as planned, it can be really tempting to beat yourself. But that doesn’t change anything. Next time you are tempted to beat yourself up, I invite you to ask this PQ (powerful question):

What will I do differently next time?

Answering this question empowers you to grow through your challenges and not just go through them. Refuse to waste your energy beating yourself up, and instead focus it on lifting yourself up through the wisdom you’ve gained from the experience.