Take a moment to think about all of the questions you ask yourself each and everyday.
What's for breakfast?
Why is there so much traffic?
When is it time to go home?
Why am I not good enough?
Why do I have to work out?
You get the idea.
What you may not realize is that we ask ourselves hundreds of questions each day, and whether or not we consciously answer each question, the questions are being answered.
Questions force our mind to search for answers. It's simply our mind doing it's job, functioning as it's meant to. The quality of the questions we ask, directly affects the quality of the mental state we live in.
Knowing this, we can acknowledge that we are somewhat in control of the things our mind focuses on, right?
Start asking yourself some empowering questions. Chose to focus on things that will give you strength, happiness, hope, joy, gratitude.
What was great about today?
What am I grateful for?
What am I excited about this week?
Make it even more fun by reconnecting with the little kid inside of you, and ask yourself one goofy question each day.
If I could do ANYTHING, what would I do?
If I could be any animal what would I be? Why?
What would my superhero name be?
Can you see how these questions can spark creativity, laughter, and light heartedness? Something we could really benefit from right after a stressful meeting or while stuck in rush hour traffic.
It's all about making little adjustments and being aware of the power of questions and focus. It could be the difference between a great day, and a rough day. What would you chose?
For those in business and leadership roles, the questions you ask your clients, employees, and customers also help to direct their focus.
How can we give our guests a great experience?
What was great about that presentation?
What do you like about the product?
Something to think about...