December 3, 2007

The optimism question

An interesting question from the solution-focused approach is the optimism question. The optimism question can be easily used both in one-on-one situations and in group situations. Here are some ways of putting this question:"
  1. What makes you optimistic?
  2. Which indications do you have that you will be able to achieve ...?
  3. Which small signs do see that indicate you will succeed in ....?
The nice thing about this question is that it makes changes easier by strengthening - you have guessed it right!- optimism.

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1 comment:

  1. Yes. I was also asked, in order to get focused on my goals, something like: "if your goals get accomplished, how would your life look?" And you had to describe it in different areas like professional, family, as an individual, etc.

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