I had a stunning realization recently. My expectations in life are a direct result of the questions I am asking myself on a daily basis. When we ask ourselves questions from our brain’s neural grooves that have been habituated over time – we don’t have access to the things we really desire in life.
Well that sucks!
When our brains run on autopilot and we repeatedly ask things like, “Why me?” “Why’s it always so hard?” “Why can’t I ever get ahead?” (sound familiar?) – the answers we receive – show up as our life experiences.
Well that sucks!
They support those limiting beliefs that are part of the neural groove. So we actually don’t even get the answers we seek. We just get more of the same. More challenges. More missed opportunities. More struggle. More dissatisfaction. More disappointments.
But what if we started asking different questions? Questions that excited you? Created hope? Possibility? And activated you? What if you asked, “How can I make a difference in the world?” “How can I best share with the world my unique gifts?” “What do I have to do to affect millions of people in a positive way through the work I am doing?” “How can I have more fun? More love? Feel more empowered in everything I do?”
Wow. Doesn’t asking those questions immediately begin to change you? Change how you feel about yourself? Change what you think is possible?
Homework: Watch the video. For the next week start asking questions that empower you. Inspire you. New questions. Then watch for openings, possibilities, synchronicities, new information, new relationships that start revealing themselves to you. Take action! And repeat.
“We must let go of the life we planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell