“Quality questions create a quality life.” — Anthony Robbins
Why is this? How can questions help us get more out of life?
Meaningful questions mobilize the immense power of our subconscious minds. When we ask a question, our subconscious always answers it. And it draws from unlimited resources and wisdom not directly available to our conscious minds.
Think about this for a moment: When we make a statement, our logical, rational, left brain affirms what is. Smart questions, on the other hand, invoke more of our intuitive, creative right brain. They challenge us to discover what might be. While statements are static, questions lead us into new territory, rich with potential. They lead us to the treasure house of wisdom inside of each one of us.
If you want to turn problems into solutions, remember to ask constructive, open-ended questions that cannot be answered with a simple yes or no. A great question to use often is, “What can I learn from this situation?”
Many people use positive affirmations. Why not change the words around to form questions that draw out creative helpful ideas and solutions? Switch from critical self talk to posing empowering questions.
Once you’ve asked a question, you then need to be alert, for the answers can be subtle and indirect. They can come from anywhere at any time. The key is to be aware: to watch and listen, and be open to new possibilities.