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Smart Questions - Journaling Tool

Questions invoke a deep response from the subconscious mind.

“The quality of one’s life is directly related to the quality of questions you ask yourself.” – Tony Robbins

Questions and statements produce different responses. Statements are a product of the left brain. They are perceived as facts. If you want more intuitive answers, creativity, healing and soul connection, then you must more actively use the right brain. And the right brain is accessed more easily with questions.

Take just one moment to do this simple exercise. Say to yourself, “I don’t have enough time to get everything done,” and experience how you feel in response to that statement. Now say to yourself, “How can I give more time to my priorities?” and again, tune in to how you feel. Compare your sense of energy and personal power and the potential for ideas from one situation to the other.

Your subconscious mind serves your conscious mind. It implements whatever directives it’s given. If you say you don’t have enough time, your subconscious will ensure that you won’t. If you ask a question, the subconscious will always answer it – you need only pay attention. The answers can be subtle and indirect, and they can come from anywhere at any time. The key is to be aware. The bigger and more complex the question, the longer the subconscious may take to respond with an answer. So turn your problems and self-talk into good questions. You may even explore stating your affirmations and goals as questions.

(As an aside, reflect on how often you actually ask or direct your subconscious to work for you during the course of a normal day. How well are you utilizing the vast powers of your subconscious? That’s why I encourage you to bring intention to everything you do.)

Use Smart Questions often. Consider adding 10 or 20 to your Hot List.

EXERCISES

Getting started:

  • What five things have you been procrastinating?
  • What are the hidden agendas of your boss or partner?
  • How can you enhance your inter-personal skills?

Go deeper:

  • When do you feel victimized?
  • What excuses keep you stuck?
  • Where do you need to clarify your stand or position?

Reach higher:

  • What is on your conscience lately?
  • How can you increase your overall sense of abundance?
  • If you had all the resources you needed for the rest of your life, what would you do to help others?

Once each month, use the 7 P’s Personal Performance Process. These questions have been tuned over 10 years to support you in being clear, balanced and focused. Book time now on your dream calendar to explore this powerful tool.

If answering Smart Questions works well for you, check out Smart Question Coaching. It provides a daily, thought-provoking question, a coaching tip and supporting inspirational quotes in 6 themes. For details visit m/emails/index.html

 “Asking the proper question is the central action of transformation … Questions are the key that cause the secret doors of the psyche to swing open.” – Clarissa Pinkola Estes

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