A Powerful New Way to Use "Why" Questions

Written by Michael Pollock

To start making dramatic changes in your life, transformrepparttar way you use questions that begin with "why." IBM Founder Thomas Watson, Sr. is quoted as saying "the ability to askrepparttar 126355 right question is more than halfrepparttar 126356 battle of findingrepparttar 126357 answer." "Why" questions are uniquely powerful in that they already contain an answer themselves.

Implicit in every "why" question is a statement of fact. For example, considerrepparttar 126358 question "why isrepparttar 126359 sky blue?" You agreerepparttar 126360 sky is blue. You're merely seekingrepparttar 126361 explanation of what makes it so. As much as you try, you'll never changerepparttar 126362 color ofrepparttar 126363 sky. Hidden in each "why" question is an affirmative statement.

If not used effectively, "why" questions keep you stuck. I used to have trouble getting out of bed inrepparttar 126364 morning. I'd ask myself "why do I stay in bed when it's time to get up?" Each time I asked, I always returned torepparttar 126365 *fact* that I didn't get out of bed when it was time. My "why" question affirmed that I stayed in bed when it was time to get up, and it kept me stuck in that pattern.

Begin looking atrepparttar 126366 "why" questions you ask yourself. If you're chronically late for appointments, maybe you ask: "why am I always late?"

If you experience financial lack, maybe you ask: "why am I always broke?"

If you seem to lack enough time, perhaps you ask: "why is there never enough time in my day?"

If you don't feel so confident, maybe you ask: "why am I such a loser?"

Wherever you experience undesired results, look atrepparttar 126367 "why" questions you may be asking yourself in that area.

Transform your "why" questions into "how can I" questions. Instead of asking "why am I always late?" Try "how can I be on time for all my appointments?"

Instead of asking "why am I always broke?" Try "how can I earn/save/have more money?"

4 Powerful Mind Principles to Control Your Destiny

Written by Michael D. Pollock

The word "resolve" has been showing up in my space quite a bit lately. I've no doubt it's a definite "sign ofrepparttar times." I'd like to spend a few minutes to discuss this word, what it might mean to you, and offer you some principles that can positively affect your life experience.

Dictionary.com definesrepparttar 126354 noun form of "resolve" as: * Firmness of purpose; resolution. * A determination or decision; a fixed purpose. * A formal resolution made by a deliberative body.

There are some pretty powerful words in that definition. "Firmness of purpose," "decision" and "deliberative body" arerepparttar 126355 three words/phrases that jump out at me.

Although there's nothing mind shattering aboutrepparttar 126356 definition itself, it begs this question: do you have your own resolve for your life?

Asked another way, are you deliberately creating your own life through decisions shaped by a firmness of purpose? If you are, I'd suggest you holdrepparttar 126357 key to living a joyful, prosperous and fulfilling life. If you're not, well that's okay too . . . or is it?

Some 4O years ago, U.S. President John F. Kennedy stated: "Let us resolve to be masters, notrepparttar 126358 victims, of our history, controlling our own destiny without giving way to blind suspicions and emotions." Those words seem as relevant today as they were inrepparttar 126359 1960s.

If your resolve is to be "master of your history" and to "control your own destiny without blind suspicions and emotions,"repparttar 126360 following principles should prove very helpful.

Principle 1 Recognize that you can come from a place of fear, or you can come from a place of peace. It's your choice. If you don't consciously choose peace, you're more likely to come from fear simply out of habit.

Action to take - Practice finding peace within yourself. Spend 30 minutes each day in silence. Get comfortable, close your eyes and breath deeply. Focus only on your breaths, countingrepparttar 126361 in and out movements. Quiet your mind. Peace lies beneathrepparttar 126362 meandering chatter of your thoughts.

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