The Questions You Ask

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Questions focus our thinking. Ask empowering questions like: What’s good about this? What’s not perfect about it yet? What am I going to do next time? How can I do this and have fun doing it? 

Charles Connelly

Believe it or not, the kind of questions you ask determine the kind of life you lead. That’s because your questions trigger its own set of answers, which lead to certain emotions, which then lead to certain actions (or inactions), followed by results. If you ask yourself limiting questions, you’ll get limited results. If you ask yourself mind-opening, forwarding questions, you’ll gain a lot more from them.

Some people like to ask questions like “Why am I so unlucky?”, “What if I had done this earlier?” and “Why am I always in such a situation?” Because these questions are backward looking, the answers you get with them are naturally disempowering. On the other hand, questions like “What can I learn from this experience?”, “What can I do differently move forward?” and “What am I grateful for?” are empowering. They provoke you and get you thinking, putting you on the path to a better lif

Here are some empowering questions to start you off . Questions are so much more powerful when we have created them ourselves.

What decisions do I need to make?

Who can help me achieve my outcome?

What will I do differently next time?

Who can I consult to help me make those decisions?

What do you want to achieve 1 year from now?

… 3 years?

… 5 years?

… 10 years?

Who inspire you the most?

Who do you want to be like in 1 year?

… 5 years?

… 10 years?

These positive questions start engaging your mind, and your creativity providing new solutions, focusing your intention and making you more determined to succeed.

Being able to find the answers within to the challenges you face in life is a really important part of personal growth. It means while you will listen to the opinion of others you will also seek your own council when it comes to finding the answers you need and being able to do that will help you feel self confident about who you are. 

“He that cannot ask cannot live.” If you want answers you have to ask questions.’

Chinese proverb

 

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2 thoughts on “The Questions You Ask

  1. Never been able to think that far because of my disease but, I do ask myself every morning and night what good can I do? and follow thru with it~ its helped me stay centered~ Blessings

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