As I shared with you last week, I’ve recently published a revised edition of my first book, Success is an Inside Job and I want to share some of it with you. I’d like to remind you, if you’re not already in the habit of asking yourself questions, now is the time to make it part of your everyday life. You’ll be amazed at what a huge difference you’ll see in your life.
If you missed the first email I shared last week about Asking Intelligent questions, you can find it on my blog: click here.
I hope you enjoy this week’s excerpt:
In my lifelong search to discover the keys to success, I have spent years talking to people from around the world who have reached the top of their fields – people who systematically worked to make their dreams into realities. I noticed a trait common to all their lives; they asked questions – persistently. They didn’t settle for what was on their plates. They wanted to know how it got there and why and what they could do to make it better. They questioned everything, and when the answers didn’t come straight away, they never got discouraged. They simply sought out others who had mastered similar challenges and asked for help.
In fact, I soon realized that these people had a different process for thinking than most. They were aware of the power of their minds and confident of their ability to eventually find an answer. These people were using their personal resources to question their hearts on what they really wanted. These successful people created not only wealth, but the quality of life that their hearts desired.
Today, I realize that effective thinking is actually the function of asking and answering questions. You see, in order to master your life, you must first master your thoughts. Your brain is simply a sophisticated computer. When asked a question, it goes into “search mode” to find the answer. The subconscious mind is the data base from which a vast storehouse of answers is derived. And you can’t access the data base until you “key in” the question. Then, your brain obediently offers up its information on anything you ask – just like a computer. The secret to success is to become aware of how to ask intelligent questions. Then you must listen to get the answers that will allow you to take positive steps toward achieving the results you want in your life.
There are several effective strategies that will enable you to tap into the power of your brain to receive the answers you need. First, it’s important to develop an awareness of the type of questions you ask. For example, if you ask negative questions such as “Why am I stuck in this job?” or “Why can’t I ever lose weight?” or “Why is life so hard?” you’re focusing your thoughts on what is not working in your life. Accordingly, the answers your brain gives in response to negative questions will most likely be negative as well. For example, if you ask yourself why you’re stuck in a dead-end job, your answer may be that no one is hiring new people or you are not smart enough to get something better. Then, you are simply left powerless – it’s the old garbage-in-garbage-out theory.
What you must do is change your perception. You’re not stuck or trapped by life. That is old thinking. Your point of power is always in the present. The fact that you’re reading a book called: Success Is An Inside Job means you have the desire to be in control of your destiny. You can create new options and new results by first asking questions that will focus your thinking on the vast data base of available choices and options stored in your mind. You see, everything you’ve ever experienced through your five senses is stored in your subconscious data base – all the experiences and every bit of knowledge you’ve ever been exposed to in your entire life is simply waiting for you to access it. All you have to do is ask the right questions.
I’m excited to share next week’s newsletter, where I will give you the formula for forming the “right” questions to get what you want in life.
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