The Clarifying Question 

When faced with any tough decision, a clarifying question for me has long been: What’s the wise thing to do?

Not: What’s the smart thing to do? (Because while wise and smart are similar, they are not the same.)

Not: What will make me the most money?

Not: What will make me more successful more quickly?

Not even: What’s the right thing to do?

While those questions may play into the bigger question, the clarifying question for me has always been: 

What’s the wise thing to do?

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