Asking the Right Questions
Einstein once said that it is impossible to solve a problem in the
same consciousness in which it was created. So if you were angry
or afraid or upset when a problem occurred, and asking a “why” question
brings up those same feelings, it becomes virtually impossible to
resolve the problem from that perspective. In a word, you are stuck!
So a great way to access a world of potential answers is to start
paying attention to the type of questions you ask, and reconstruct
them. That means to change your “why” questions into “how” and “what” questions.
This helps you to see your issues and problems in a new way.
For example, rather than always asking, “Why am I stuck in
a job I hate?” you can change that question to, “How
can I create a job where I can be creative, have fun and make great
money?” Rather than asking, “Why do I have one disastrous
relationship after another?” ask, “How can I attract
a loving, supportive partner into my life?” Rather than asking, “Why
me?” ask, “What can I learn from this experience?”
Equally as important as the questions you ask is the attitude with
which you ask them. Rather than the glum pessimism of “why” questions,
shift your attitude into one of curiosity and wonder. With the right
question and the right attitude, information and guidance can now
be accessible to you. You may find yourself talking to just the right
person or reading the perfect magazine article that opens a doorway
of new possibility.
It is amazing how easy it is to become so fixated on complaining
that you lose sight of what you really want. That’s where the
Right Questions come in. Once you get clear on your questions, resistance
and blocks often disappear, and the answers you are looking can finally
“Why” is about your past. But “how” and “what” is
about where you are going. You may never know why certain things
in your life happened the way they did. But with the Right Questions
in hand, you can move toward fulfilling your dreams and creating
the results you want.
Until next time…