Which works better, positive affirmations or positive questions?
Is it better to say, “I am a (fill in the blank) when you clearly aren’t …
or asking a question that’s going to lead you to a destination that you realize you haven’t arrived at yet?
It’s as simple as examining the natural process you use when you get hungry.
When you’re hungry, do you tell yourself you’ve already eaten?
Or do you acknowledge your hungry state and ASK yourself what you want to eat?
Upon recognizing what you want to eat, you walk, drive, peddle or run to where the food is, and you don’t stop until your belly is satiated.
Alright, sometimes you make a call and someone else walks, drives, et cetera,
My point is… when using your brain to get what you want, you ask questions much more often than you may realize.
Questions lead you to mental images of what you want – and then to action.
Affirmations oftentimes (not always) lead to listless, lazy, assumptive and ultimately frustrated feelings.
Don’t believe me?
That’s fine. But do yourself a favor and conduct a small test to find out for sure.
Here’s the small test:
Once a day for the next week, start your day with the following question:
“What simple thing can I do today to make my life (health, relationship, career) better?
Then observe the brain activity – as well as what happens.
You’re welcome to write me and relay what you discover.
Ask it. See it. Do it.