Thinking is the process of asking and answering questions. Have you heard that concept before? I’ll say it again. THINKING IS THE PROCESS OF ASKING AND ANSWERING QUESTIONS. Think about it … now, if you just thought about that, you just had to ask yourself a question.
Whether you believe it or not, we are asking and answering questions every moment of the day. The QUALITY of the questions determines the quality of our answers and also determines the meaning we give to our experiences. For instance, if you keep asking yourself, “why did this have to happen to me?” depending on your life circumstances, your answer will be something like this, “I must have deserved this”, “it’s Gods will” or “I must be a really bad person”.
Instead of asking WHY (which is a question that just takes you round and round in circles), why not ask yourself a more supportive question, one that will give you a much more life enhancing response? Ask yourself this, “Because this situation has happened, what NOW could I do to make this better?” “How could I learn something really valuable from this experience?” “What new thoughts could I choose so I can be of EVEN GREATER value to the people around me?”
POOR QUESTIONS Vs QUALITY QUESTIONS
If you ask a question like, “when will I ever learn?” or “when will this get better?” depending on your life circumstances again, your answer will be something like this, “never” or “I don’t know”. Ask this question instead, “when am I gonna do something about this?” Asking questions like these empowers you to take responsibility for your life … because the truth is, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR LIFE – not the government, not your parents, not your boss and not even God – you are the soul director on this journey of your life.
YOUR VIEW OF LIFE
I used to be one of the many people who lived their life by asking the common question, “What’s In It For Me?” Now, there’s nothing wrong with that, but just in case you haven’t noticed, we live on this earth with other people as well, and asking a question like that keeps our energy focused selfishly inside us.
These days I ask 2 questions that give me more energy than I could have ever imagined was possible and make me feel so fulfilled, I’m bursting with JOY! These NEW questions are the ones that ALL the most successful and happy people I know are asking themselves on a regular basis and also form the foundation of this entire website …
- … how can I feel better right now?
- … how can I help other people feel better too?
For the last 22 years I’ve been reading and studying all sorts of books, going to seminars and workshops and doing training courses on personal growth, making changes to the physical body and the psychology of the mind. Like many people I know who’ve been on a similar path, we’ve only used a fraction of what we’ve learned.
“I wanted to know what I could do to easily integrate what I was learning into my life.”
I knew that when I talked to people about what I was learning that it would ignite a fire inside of me – a passion – and 2 weeks ago I decided to do something about it.
One of my great mentors in the earlier years, Robert Kiyosaki (and many others also) would advise, “teach what you need to learn”. Well, the thought entered my mind, “I don’t know enough to be able to teach this”. One of the excuses that held me back from moving forward was the crazy thinking that says, “you’re NOT GOOD ENOUGH to teach this!”
I made an instant decision to recognize that thought as being negative and decided to ask a quality question instead, “Why Not? If not me who? If not now, when?
WHY NOT ask yourself “why not” instead of the circular argument of asking “why”. I wonder how much better your responses will be.
As Tony Robbins would say, “The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the quality of the questions you ask yourself!” Prove it for yourself. I certainly have.