Can you GROW from the question? Many times we find ourselves stuck in a bit of a rut so questions related to growth (What If? & What Else?) types of questions help us to think in terms of changed and improved circumstances. This is especially true if you couple the growth question with a positive expectation! What if I get that promotion down at work? You can imagine that your mind will have your increase in pay and that affordable new home all accounted for in no time!
Find the question BEHIND the question by employing WHY. This takes some time! Let's say you wanted that new home and you asked yourself the question; Why? Your answer or layers of answers will help you determine what type of home to buy, what neighborhood you choose to live in, what amenities are important and how much you might be willing to spend for this new home. When you find the question behind the question, you get down to motive and you can ascertain the real reason for doing the things you do- talk about a place of power!
We get the answers to the questions we ask- which means that asking the RIGHT questions can have a very dramatic impact on our daily lives! Ask a BAD question (Why do bad things always happen to me?) and your mind goes straight to work finding the answer! Ask a GOOD question (How do I always end up in the right place at the right time?) and your mind goes straight to work to find the answer.
The magic part of this equation of course, is that WE decide what questions to ask and so by asking better questions, we have the opportunity to get better answers! Here are a few ways to determine if the questions you are asking yourself are setting you up for success!
- Do you have a positive expectation? When you ask a question and expect a positive response- the chances are pretty good that your question was a good one as well. A strong question will help your subconcious work to find a strong solution. On the other hand, if you ask a question anticipating a negative result (like our 'Why do bad things always happen to me'? question) your subconcious begins the opposite process of telling you WHY all the bad things always happen to you. Ask questions expecting a postive result and keep your mind busy in the positive information department.
We are bombarded with lots of questions everyday so when we take the time to REALLY ask ourselves the strong questions and train our brains to ask better questions- we can improve our lives by receiving better answers and better direction! It truly is up to us to determine the quality of our lives and excellent questions keep us headed in the right direction!