Simple right? Not always. The trouble is that we get caught up in the downward spiral. It can be somewhat natural human emotion to look for the negatives as a protection mechanism, so that when something does go bad, we are prepared for it. Some people do it for so long that it is anchored into their personality. Next time you are faced with a challenge, ask yourself “Am I asking the right questions?” Another aspect to this, is “Am I asking the right questions in the right way?" Try injecting a few emotive words into the new questions.. words that will juice the question up.
Some everyday examples –
Change “Why is my life so bad?” to “What can I do today to make my life fantastic?”
Change “Why can’t I get more customers for my business?” to “How can I massively increase my customer numbers and profit margins?”
Change “How am I ever going to get this project back on track?” to “What can I do to increase productivity and rapidly accelerate the program?”
The underlined words above are some examples of how an emotive word in the question can make the question more powerful.
The questions that we ask of ourselves in our everyday lives are the key to success, and the key to finding empowering solutions to the obstacles that appear when we are looking to achieve something important to us whether it be in our personal, work or business lives.
Have an awesome week guys!