I am often asked, “What do you think?” I often reply, “You’re asking the wrong person.”
Did you know you can begin to live the life you want by asking yourself questions?
Try this technique I call “A Book of Questions.”
A Book of Questions is a series of questions created by you to challenge your current thinking patterns and habitual actions in a particular segment of your life.
Here’s an example. Before initiating a personal everyday action I often run through “A Book of Questions” that goes something like this:
Do I really want this? Will it make my life better or worse? Will this bring me closer to I want in my life? Is this in-line with my vision, goals, values and beliefs? Is there anything else I could be doing in this moment that would bring me closer to what I want to be, do and have? In essense, is this the most loving thing I can imagine doing in this moment?
An amazing aspect of “A Book of Questions” is that once you create the list of questions and incorporate them into your everyday life, your questions are answered instantly, even before they’re asked? Your brain works that fast.
During an everyday action I ask questions like these:
Am I getting the results that I want? Could I shift my thoughts or actions a bit to get better results? If I’m not getting the results I desire, would I consider stopping and choosing another action?
At the completion of an action, I ask questions like these:
Did I grow from this? Was it worth the precious moments that it took up? Would I do it again?
Start with one aspect of your life and create a series of questions that challenge you to grow based on your relationship to you and that subject.
This technique works in every aspect and situation in your life.
Socrates once said, “An unexamined life is not worth living.” While I wouldn’t go that far, I would say that an examined life is much more fulfilling.
Copyright 2007 Rob Gruber iwishicouldtellyou i wish i could tell you