You have to ask yourself 5 different questions about your current situation.
And you’ll use each answer to build the next question.
Don’t give quick answers for this. Instead, think carefully about the best answer for your case.
In the end, you’ll have the potential root cause behind your intentions. And after you know that, you’ll be able to take the necessary steps to get where you want to be.
Here’s an example for you . . .
Let’s say you want to get a new job.
You’ve been attending different job interviews, but haven’t heard back from any company over the last 3 months.
Your why questions could be something like this:
Question 1: Why are employers not giving me a job?
- Because there are too many applicants.
Question 2: And why are there too many applicants?
- Because this job offer is too broad and doesn’t require any special skills.
Question 3: And why am I applying for such a broad job?
- Because I don’t have any special skills to apply to more technical jobs.
Question 4: And what’s the reason why I don’t have these skills?
- Because I haven’t had the money to get specialized courses.
Question 5: And what can I do to find that money?
If you got to this point, congratulations.
You found the real reason behind your problem.
The reason why you’re not getting a job is NOT that there are too many applicants.
It’s because you don’t have the special skills to stand out in front of employers.
And, now that you know that, you can actually start doing something about it.