Lesson 10: The Questions We Ask Ourselves Everyday
The Questions We Ask Ourselves
Do You Ask Yourself Positive or Negative Questions
When it comes to the questions we ask ourselves, they affect how we feel and act. Do you ask yourself positive or negative questions? Do you ask yourself questions that mentally beats yourself up? Questions you cannot answer. Or, do you ask yourself questions that have no positive outcome in any way? On the other hand, do you ask yourself questions designed to help yourself reflect, grow, and get mentally more acute? The difference long term between these two mindsets is major. A long term negative questioning approach could lead to a lemminglike life. A long term positive questioning view could help you become an outlier, capable of great things.
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Mental Questioning Matters
It may seem strange that you need to monitor your own mental questions, but you often do it every day without giving it a second thought. How many times, do you shave, and ask yourself, “Do I look good?” Or, “Do I look good in this dress?” If you answer negatively to either question, you know that it will affect your whole demeanor throughout the day. These are just mundane, superficial questions. But, they matter. The big major questions matter, as well. Did I lead my life amazingly well today? Did I put myself out there? Can I go to sleep without regret?
Some men see things as they are, and say, ‘Why?’ I dream of things that never were, and say, ‘Why not?’
–George Benard Shaw
Growing Up Is Optional
Growing older is mandatory. Growing up is optional. I don’t know about you, but I hope people see me growing and improving. The questions we ask ourselves each and every day will help on this journey.
What if you asked yourself this question: “What did you learn today?” at the beginning of the day— keep it as a positive lens to view one’s day through, to always be thinking as you go through your day: “Hmmm…What am I learning today?”
Perhaps, you could end your day with a few other thought-provoking questions. Remember, train your brain – it’s powerful!
Consider the following questions to ask yourself everyday:
- What did you learn today?
- What made you laugh today?
- What surprised you today?
- What made you proud today?
- What loving action did you do for someone today?
- What loving action did someone do for you?
- What do you feel especially grateful about today?
- What did you do today to move a little closer to a goal/dream?
- How did you stretch yourself further today?
- What made you feel inspired today?
Dare To Be An Outlier
What incredibly positive, focused, reflective questions. Use them. Change your life by changing your mental questioning. Have the courage to ask questions. Have the courage to ask questions of yourself knowing that the answer may very well push you out of your comfort zone. Scary? No. Exciting. Dare to ask yourself positive questions throughout the day, every day. Dare to be an outlier, leading your life amazingly well!
- What mental questioning will help you be better?
- What positive outcome will you dwell on over and over and over again, until it becomes a reality?
- Memorize the Benjamin Franklin quote.