Asking the right questions

A few years ago, I attended The High Performance Academy given by Brendon Burchard.  It was a conference to help individuals be more intentional about their lives and make “How may I serve?” part of every aspect of every day.

The real takeaway that I got out of this 4-day event was the power of asking new questions.  If one part of my life isn’t working the way I want, what new question can I ask?  For example, if I am struggling with making exercise part of my regular routine, I could ask myself a series of questions to get me thinking in a new direction:

  • Why do I resist making exercise part of my everyday life?
  • What factors are standing in my way?
  • Are my time expectations too high?  Could I exercise for 20 minutes instead of the hour that I think that I should?
  • Is there another time of day that would work best for me and my family?
  • Is there a different type of exercise that I could try and get the results I want?
  • Are there people who could support me with this goal?
  • Who can I ask for help?

I find that when we ask new questions, we get new answers.  We are all creatures of habit. This questioning allows us to think in a new, creative direction.

So, what is an area in your life where you would like to see a change?  This week, try some new questions.  Allow yourself time to find the different answers, and have fun with this technique.

Have fun designing the life you want!

Your Partner in Health,

Carol Frazey, M.S.

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