Friday, March 23, 2018

The Power of Empowering Vs. Diempowering Questions.

I am currently re-reading Awaken The Giant Within by Tony Robbins and today I read something in the book that really spoke to me.  This is a problem everyone has and most of us don't even realize we are doing it until we consciously think about it.  We have the power to change our outlook on any situation just based on the questions we ask ourselves during certain situations.

The problem is most of us (me included) can get stuck in a loop of asking ourselves negative questions or questions that aren't really too meaningful.  The funny thing about why I am even writing this blog right now is that I switched my focus and asked myself a great question.  I asked myself "what is something I learned today that I want to share with the world to help spread this message to you?"

I could have sat here and kept saying "I wish I could come up with a blog post that was good to share with the world!"  Which is something I do pretty often if my mind is blank and I don't feel like I have anything to share.  It gets pretty frustrating, but as you can see here, just by changing the question I asked myself, I am here sharing this blog with you right now!

Some problem solving questions from the book that Tony says to ask yourself are:

 - What is great about this problem?
 - What is not perfect yet?
 - What am I willing to do to make it the way I want it?
 - What am I will to no longer do in order to make it the way I want it?
 - How can I enjoy the process while I do what is necessary to make it the way I want it?

These are just some broad examples of questions you could ask yourself about a tough situation you are in right now.  Obviously you can make questions of your own that will empower you and make you think of actual solutions for the situation you are in.

Using my life as an example for how you can use one of these questions.  Being a hard gainer I can complain and ask questions like "why is it so hard for me to gain muscle fast?" or "why can so and so put on muscle faster than I can?" These question won't get me anywhere except for where I don't want to go.

On the other hand if I ask myself "what is great about being a hard gainer?"  my mindset shifts and I actually become inspired.  Even as I write this I feel my mind saying things that are actually blessings about being a hard gainer.  There are many other hard gainers out there who are having the same trouble I am having.  Being a hard gainer is a blessing because as I gain muscle I can share what is working as well as what isn't to make the path easier for other hard gainers.

Closing Thoughts

Using empowering questions most likely isn't easy for most of us.  Most likely you are not where you want to be, and part of it is because of the language you use on a daily.  Most of us don't even realize the questions we ask ourselves are kind of ridiculous and not bringing us to our full potential.  The second we decide to ask ourselves empowering questions our life starts to change more and more each day.

What are some empowering questions you are going to ask yourself from now on?

If you gained value from this blog be sure to share it with a friend that would also gain tremendous value.

Thank you so much for reading, as always,
Make the best of today,


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