The Power of Questions
One of my favorite games as a kid was twenty questions. It’s still one of my favorites. Let me share with you one version of the game. Instead of sharing with a close intimate who you ran into, you might ask them something like, “Guess who I saw?” It drives them nuts! What I’ve learned about the Power of Questions is that they focus the conversation.
More importantly, they are a powerful tool in creating the life you want, and in changing your perspective, as to how you see your life.
Asking yourself just a few questions can reveal to you what you really want out of life.
What are your goals and dreams?
To achieve them, what changes are you going to put into place that will help move you forward? Just asking these two questions helps you focus your life. Questions are not only powerful, but probably the most effective way to shift your focus.
For example, if you are thinking about lack and limitation, look at the questions you are asking yourself. Usually you aren’t aware of what they are. For example, if you have had a few disappointments in your business you might be asking yourself how can things get worse, or perhaps you’re thinking about the next thing that can go wrong.
When you are in a downward spiral, create empowering questions to change the spiral. Let’s use the disappointment scenario…an empowering question might be some variation of the following: I wonder who my next client will be or what my next project might be? Here’s even a better one. How does it get better than this? I could go on and on. I’m sure you get the idea.
It’s a fundamental law of the universe that what you focus on expands. Most likely many of you have watched the movie, The Secret. Since there are so many of us who want to create a better life, the movie created a buzz because it was all about creating the life you want.
Expressing gratitude is also a powerful tool. Here’s how it works. When you ask yourself what you are grateful for, just making this inquiry shifts your focus to what you have and like about your life, from what you don’t have and don’t like about your life.
What about you? What are some questions you can ask yourself that will help bring your life to the next level?
Eventually there is a turning point, when most of your thoughts will be on possibilities, rather than on limitations.
Until then, walk in freedom and
Embrace this Great Mystery, this Great Adventure, called, “Life,”
Mark Susnow is a life coach and strategist and thought-leader who inspires others to believe in themselves. He is passionate about life being an exciting journey of discovery. A former trial attorney for 25 years and musician, he integrates what it takes to be successful in the world with the inner wisdom unfolded to him through years of yoga and meditation.
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