So how great are the questions you ask yourself every day? It is so common for people’s self talk to put themselves down. Why do I keep messing things up? Why can I never keep hold of a job? Why me? Why can’t I ever get a break? If you hear yourself asking this type of question of yourself, I can guarantee you that you will be able to power up your day by asking yourself far better, more positive, empowering questions.
Disempowering questions stop you experiencing your real power and even prevent you from discovering your true ability. They stop you growing emotionally, financially and in your relationships
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. ~ Albert Einstein
You have a power at your disposal every moment of the day. At any moment, the questions that we ask ourselves can shape our perception of who we are, what we’re capable of, and what we’re willing to do to achieve our dreams.
Questions can move your focus in a positive direction. They can create a frame of mind that is empowering and motivating.
Questions that cause us to focus on possibilities and solutions are the ones that empower us. By constantly asking empowering questions of ourselves, regardless of our circumstances, we will direct our minds to continually focus on new possibilities and solutions. This type of focus enhances your personal growth and development.
As human beings we can only focus on a limited number of things at any given time. We can use this fact to our advantage, because when we focus on empowering things it becomes literally impossible to focus on limiting things at the same time. This means that when we focus on something positive, really focus on it, our minds will delete or block out negative thoughts.
Because questions have the ability to change our focus, we can automatically change our feelings as well. When you ask yourself, “what do I feel really great about right now?” Your mind becomes occupied with answering that question; it simply cannot search for reasons to feel lousy at the same time.
Being truly focused, involves more than just our mental acuity, it also involves our emotions. This is especially true because the questions we are asking ourselves often have to do with how we feel about something. Emotions are the power plant of human motivation. We can use our minds to ask the questions that will harness that power, and focus it in the direction we want to go.
Learning to consciously control the questions you ask will take you further to achieving your ultimate destiny than almost anything.
There are no foolish questions, and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions. ~ Charles Proteus Steinmetz
The right questions will empower you. Questions can immediately change your state and give you access to resources and solutions.
Every morning when you wake up, you ask yourselves questions. When the alarm goes off, what question do you ask yourself? Maybe, ‘How come I have to get up right now?’ ‘What if I hit the snooze button just one more time?’. As you get washed, ‘Why do I have to go into work today?’ and ‘How bad is the traffic going to be today?’ As you start of on your journey ‘What kind of stuff is going to be dumped on me today?’
You must consciously start every day asking questions that will put you in the right frame of mind, excited about life. This will effect how you feel about virtually everything.
Let me provide you with some awesome, empowering questions
- If I could wave a magic wand and have whatever I wished for in any part of my life, what would it be?
- If I could design my perfect lifestyle, day in and day out, what would it look like?
- If I could create my perfect calendar, how would I spend each day, each week, each month, and each year?
- How would I change my life if I received £1 million cash, tax free, today? What is the first thing I would do?
- What parts of my work do I enjoy the most and do the best? Where do I excel? What sorts of activities make me the happiest?
- What would I do, how would I spend my time, if I learned today that i had only six months left to live?
My final question, that maybe you could answer in my comments section is “What one great thing would I dare to dream if I knew I could not fail? If I were absolutely guaranteed success in any one goal, small or large, short term or long term, what would it be?”
By changing the questions you ask when managing your life, you will immediately change your focus, gain access to new resources within yourself, and produce a better quality result.
The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions. ~Bishop Mandell Creighton