How much time have you spent fixated on certain problems in life? If you’re human like me, it’s more than you’d care to admit. But I’ve noticed that when I get “hung up” or “stuck” on something it rarely has anything to do with “facts” or circumstances. Instead, it has everything to do with how I approach the problem.
The answer we need to hear (not always necessarily the one we’re seeking) is often very close — it merely responds to a different cue. That cue is a different question (Tweet this quote).
Remember, reality is never as stubborn as our minds can be. We have the power to change our focus – and that gives us the power to change our reality. So, if questions are shepherds of the mind, then we should get better at re-framing them to ensure we’re moving in a worthwhile direction. Some examples…
- What will be the next Instagram? >>> Where is there a current void in the market that would benefit from my strengths?
- Why do I continue to get the outcome I don’t want? >>> What aspects are showing signs of improvement and how I can I build on them?
- Is this the best career (or person) for me? >>> Am I increasingly miserable or happy?
- Should I give up? >>> What was the initial purpose for action and am I moving closer or further from that objective?
- Why do I never have enough time? >>> What commitments can I eliminate from my life?
- How come she is so much better than me? >>> What are 3 things I can do to improve myself?
Some of the changes are simple and small, but the outcome is significantly different.
Be a Maverick,