Wait now, don’t drive me crazy …
When I say ‘touched’, I mean you Your soul has experienced something that has moved.
Recently, I wrote about asking better questions and getting better answers. After that, I started to reflect personally on the questions I was recently asked. My recent self-talk seems to have allowed me some serious noise and distraction. Seriously! I know better!
It reminded me of something I had heard from my mentor, John Maxwell, “I try to live up to my teaching level.”
Wow … even the foremost veteran in the field of leadership struggles to live up to the goals of personal development!
Can you imagine And I thought that guy understood that. Turns out, none of us really do. But we are working on it … And the key is that it is your best shot. Once you get off the track, the best way to get back on track is to commit to getting back on track. Duh!
Have you ever consciously sat down with yourself and said, “Hello, self? I’d like to ask you a few questions.”
Without all the “woo-woo” going to you, this is an exercise that will have a profound impact on your psychology and how you show yourself in the world from today. I want you to be fully committed to doing that. It will take some quiet time, some self-examination and a willingness to be completely honest with yourself. None of that is sugar-coated.
95% of readers of this post say, “That’s good … like a fun exercise.” Then they will move on to something a little and ultimately useless for their future growth.
“I need these answers. I will do this. Now is the time to think seriously about my personal success!” Be between 5%.
You can use some of my questions, or you can ask 20 of your own questions. Once you’ve posed questions, it’s time to work on the answers. You do not have to do it all in one go. Do it.
And remember, create big problems, not trivial ones.
Consider this … Does it help you find an answer to a trivial question? (My survey says “no”, so stop asking trivial questions.)
Here are my 20 self-questions … (In future articles, I will include my answers):
1) When was the last time you did something for yourself with your soul in tears? (Yeah, that means touching yourself.)
2) What can I do today to take myself to a higher level of awareness?
3) What habits do you need to change to stop living out your old stories, or what answers do you want to hear?
4) When was the last time you invested?
5) If your action was completely together, what would it be like?
6) A person who is fully present and has what I want, what should I trust to do it according to their terms?
7) What is my highest good?
8) What can I make and sell a million?
9) What do you do today to challenge yourself to overcome unnecessary situations?
10) Who am I in the big picture of all this?
11) What is one barrier in your world, and if it is removed, what is the only biggest impact you will have?
12) If it is not possible, what is my next step?
13) How can I more effectively communicate my desire to “express” rather than “impress”?
14) Whatever the outcome, what are the actions I would like to take today to be happy with my endeavor, to do my part?
15) What actions can I take today to express joy, optimism and enthusiasm? (What I call a JOE)
16) What can I do today to keep the most important things a permanent and urgent priority?
17) Are your intentions and efforts aligned with your skills, abilities, and what you say you want out of life?
18) In what areas of my life do I want to increase my desires and renew my commitment?
19) What habits or relationships do you eventually want to give up in order to get the most out of what you really like?
20) What would your life be like if you could see God in everything?
If I could only reach through the screen, look into your eyes and give you a big nod and say, “Let’s work on this” – I totally do.