The most empowering question
Last week I taught the coaching concept that great answers come from great questions.
I have had to practice what I teach! I've had a very challenging week and I noticed that I kept asking myself “How am I going to get this all done?” Not in a very positive way.
Naturally I was feeling a lot of stress and anxiety. I noticed the stress and anxiety were not serving me and not creating the results that I wanted, so I changed my question to, “What really needs to be done?” I immediately felt relaxed and was able to do what needed to be done and think clearly enough to let the rest go. One of the things I let go was sending this weekly coaching blog and I told myself, it's okay.
And it is okay because I get to decide. And so do you.
We have the power to decide how we talk to our Brains.
The most powerful question any of us can ask ourselves is:
What am I thinking?
So simple and and yet so powerful. Why? Because everything we create in life starts with a thought. Good or bad it doesn’t matter. All results come from our thoughts.
This is how it works:
Building a business
Thought - Growing a business is so hard
Feeling - Discouraged
Action - Don’t take action (inaction)
Result - It is hard to grow your business
Thought - Growing my business is going to be so fun!
Feeling - Excited, motivated
Action - Tell everyone about it, show up with an enthusiastic energy, do all the stuff because it's fun
Result - Have a great time building a business
Thought - I have never been able to lose weight
Feeling - Defeated
Action - Give up, don’t try
Results - Don’t lose weight
Thought - I can learn to be healthy and feel great
Feeling - Curious, hopeful
Action - Google, ask for help, try new things
Result - Learn and make progress toward health and feeling good
This is the best news I have for you!
There isn’t a lot we can control in life but your thoughts and results are always within your control.
What results are you currently experiencing? It all started with a thought.
So ask yourself everyday, What am I thinking?
You get to decide.
Where do YOU WANT TO GO?