“He who asks questions cannot avoid the answers.”
I want to share with you a powerful insight that’s so simple, you’ll be wondering why no one ever shared it with you. Up until three years ago, I had no idea about it.
What’s the most simple process that we go through constantly as human beings that makes the most difference in our lives and our ultimate destiny?
It’s not the college we attend, the career we choose or even the person we marry. Those are all important, but the process I am referring to is..
The questions we habitually ask ourselves and their power to shift our focus and create whatever meaning we want to have in life.
Let me further explain..
Would you agree that thinking is a vital process to how we live our lives, what decisions we make and ultimately what results we get?
Well what if I were to tell you that thinking is nothing but the process of asking and answering questions? Would you believe me?
If you don’t, let me prove it to you.
If after reading my last question you thought to yourself, “That’s true,” or “That’s not true,” you had to ask yourself a question, and that question was, “Is this true?”
We all need to come to realize that most of what we do daily is ask and answer questions. If we want to change the quality of our lives, we need to change the questions we ask ourselves. Questions direct our focus which in turn affects how we think and how we feel.
“Some men see things as they are, and say, ‘Why?’ I dream of things that never were, and say, ‘Why not’? – George Bernard Shaw
Let me share some examples in daily life where the quality of questions produces the quality of result..
You have a goal of losing 50 lbs by a wedding you’re attending in May and are committed to the result. Your results will either be positive or negative based on the type of question/questions you ask yourself..
Negative: “What would make me feel most full?” or “What is the sweetest, richest food I can get away with?”
These questions will lead you to choose foods with little or no nutritional value, in turn leading you to continue to gain weight and giving up your goal entirely.
Positive: “What’s something healthy I can eat that will give me energy?” or “Will this food energize me or make me tired?”
You’ll tend to look for and find foods like fruits and vegetables because your focus is on healthy foods.
You’ve been living with your significant other for four years and every morning you wake up at the same time. Your feelings for them will be based on the questions you habitually ask yourself.
Negative: “How come you always do this to me?” or “Why don’t you ever do what I ask?”
Your partner will begin to resent you and your focus will be on everything they do wrong leading to sour feelings in the relationship.
Positive: “How did I get so lucky to have you in my life?” or “What am I grateful for about my partner?”
These empowering questions will shift your focus to what you appreciate and how much you love your significant other.
Can you see now how vital questions are and their power to change our lives? Like the passage in the Bible, Ask and you shall receive.
Now that you understand the power of questions, I want to share my morning routine and how I implement questions into my journals and reap the benefits everyday of properly focused questions..
- What am I happy about in my life now?
What about that makes me happy? How does that make me feel?
- What am I excited about in my life now?
What about that makes me excited? How does that make me feel?
- What am I proud about in my life now?
What about that makes me proud? How does that make me feel?
- What am I grateful about in my life now?
What about that makes me grateful? How does that make me feel?
- What am I most enjoying in my life right now?
What about that do I enjoy? How does that make me feel?
- What am I committed to in my life right now?
What about that makes me committed? How does that make me feel?
- Who do I love? Who loves me?
What about that makes me loving? How does that make me feel?
These questions are powerful and I use them every morning to kickstart my day by shifting my focus for the positive and everything I am grateful in my life. It always jolts me into a peak state and makes me feel amazing!
Does this all make sense? What are some of the questions you ask yourself to change your focus? Comment and let us know..