5 Powerful Questions that will Change the Way you Live
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
Answering these 5 questions will create a mindset that will take your game to a higher place.
It’s when you are in that higher place that you begin to live more effectively.
So how do we get there?
The mind employs mindsets to create security. We need that security to work effectively and with confidence. Sometimes we can work away, build things, and get a general feeling that our lives are busy — so, something must be happening, right?
But if we work blinded to the fact that many beliefs that we hold are useless to us, we will always experience disappointment and failures when we attempt bigger, more challenging tasks in life.
Building a business, building a person. Both require absolute focus and sincerity of heart to go from point A to point B.
Asking powerful questions is a personal task where honesty is a key factor in creating an effective outcome.
The outcome that you’re looking for is that first sign of real change in life, the type of change that fires you up and gets you well on the way to new achievements.
When that fire-up feeling comes, you want to ride the waves and go with it. That’s how we break-out and find new horizons.
Childhood and Adulthood — two different Lives
Some these questions should take you back to things learned as a child, and as a teenager.
Many of us still carry beliefs around with us that stem from what we were taught to do and not do as a child — they are mostly useless to our adult self.
Adults live in world of being self-reliant and take responsibility for their own actions.
Each question helps you break out of a comfort zone. The sincerity of your desire to answer a question honestly, is directly related to your outcome.
If you could give your comfort zone a name, which theme would it reflect?
“Security”, “hiding from fears”, “avoidance”, all main themes of life which hold people back. And, they are the most common reasons that people get caught up in a circular lifestyle that never goes anywhere.
Fear of Life
There is always a sentence in the mind, it begins with… “but, I’m afraid this won’t work”, it can come with many different expressions but always expresses one thing, fear.
Breaking out of comfort zones hurts — some things are tightly held beliefs that we are sure help us. When really, an objective view tells us that just that one thing is what’s holding us back from getting through to the other little beliefs that it supports.
Fear is the big stopper. It blocks everything in us, yet, everyday when we wake up we hear ourselves banging against the flimsy door of fear to break out.
1. What do you really think about money?
Whether you want to build a business and become wealthy, or if it’s just about creating a great income as a self employed writer or creator, money has to be clear in your mind; your attitude towards money is tainted with childhood beliefs — you would never believe how much, until you dig deep and find out.
Belief that money is a home wrecker, that it is only for special, lucky people. Many of us have picked up money beliefs that keep us well clear of its touch.
Money has a function, to buy things. That’s it.
Lately, prominent people have been showing many of us the bad money can do; grand theft from banks by banks, robbing tax payers money to pay for a bigger arsenal of weapons and guns, promising the people a better monetary future and throwing them a tax raise at the same time. It goes on, and we are blasted with these stories each day.
All of these stories that come out of the Media machine-gun style each day, and all day, simply reinforce our childhood beliefs about the bad money does.
Ask yourself how you personally feel about money — the stuff that chinks in your pocket and rustles in your wallet.
Your answer is not related to Governments and banks and their behavior.
Your answer should be selfish in a positive way: that selfish view of what money means to you will reveal a better attitude, a stronger response about money that surprises you: when you find your answer keep it and write it down, run it through your mind — all of the time.
Another false belief that holds people back; selfishness.
We are taught so much BS about what being selfish is when we are children.
Apparently, selfish is when you don’t want to clean your room, but would rather get creative with some painting or drawing, selfishness is when a child won’t give half of her hard earned pocket money to the brother or sister who spent their’s too quickly.
Selfish is when we think too much about ourselves and our families, and forget that the neighbors are having a tough time — you can’t help everybody in the World, so take a break, make money to make your own home and family a safe place.
The neighbors might be lazy Bast***s who live off fearful suckers half the lives. Other people’s motives are not part of our own money mentality.
Real selfishness is when we watch people suffer and could, but don’t, help.
Much better to see the good you do with selfless actions through your writing, your business idea, or the hard work put into building a great character — a person who your kids aspire to be. (Not a super hero, just a great mum and dad, will do it.).
Ask yourself all these questions about money and journal them, or note them down. Build the answers into your understanding so they become beliefs.
When you truly understand a thing, you will believe it to be true.
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2. What do you always avoid?
Do you habitually run from certain circumstances in life? Maybe, you need to ask yourself what might happen if you stood your ground when it’s important.
“Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death.”
— James F. Byrnes
What do you run from, but know is important? Maybe, you haven’t really thought about the outcome of running away, and the balanced of outcome that you experience when you stay and fight.
Overcoming fear is a wonderfully freeing experience. It feels good because we can breath out, and we realize that the fear of what would happen was all in our imagination all the time.
3. Which things do I take for granted in myself?
We often carry beliefs that we never question, and we act on them day in and day out.
They can be the cause of a mediocre lifestyle, or the reason for misunderstandings. There’s always something in us that is a simple false belief that we need to overhaul and eliminate.
Sometimes, we overlook the good in ourselves and carry something great deep down within, but we allow fear and false teachings to keep our light hidden under a bushel.
“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” — Henry Ward Beecher
4. Do You have a Good built-in Lie detector?
If you don’t, you will be led around by the nose for the rest of your life. You will believe a lot of crap that you hear and read.
“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
We live in a world of many things. It*s too complicated to sort it all out in our minds and know everything. So at least, to know a lie, and to stand your ground and call out a false prophet or scammer is something you need to do.
A great BS detector acts like armor for the soul.
5. What would I do if I knew I couldn’t fail?
Very much like asking yourself what you would do if you had a million dollars, right?
But, it’s a great question that leads to many good answers about yourself. Remember, I said that sincerity is really important in the game of finding out what’s holding you back. So, don’t say things like, “I’d watch T.V, all day and eat pizza,” you know you wouldn’t — well, maybe for a half a week, and then you’d get creative, you’d see something that triggered the good stuff deep down in your soul, and then you’d be working on a project. You’d be building, creating, planning and pulling people in with skills that you couldn’t afford before.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. — Thomas Edison
So I think, you’d do something magnificent. Think about that and ask yourself how high would you fly?
These 5 points about the self, our personalities and growth, will help you develop into an effective person who can take the rough with the smooth. To differentiate between mediocre life and choose a lifestyle that will grow and blossom into a life worth living.