Turn Your Problems Into Successes with 3 Questions

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3 questions help you get unstuck.

Finding time to actually SOLVE your problems is one of the most energizing things you can do.

Indeed, when you address one of your problems and meet with success, this increases your confidence. It also gives you energy for taking on new challenges. This is true, even in areas that are totally unrelated to the things that you were originally seeing as your problems.

Let me share with you three more of my favorite “power questions” for helping you get unstuck so you can effectively address your problems and challenges.  These have all proven to be remarkably effective in helping my clients move from stymied to successful when a challenge has temporarily stopped them in their tracks.

What is it that helps?  At the core of these three questions lie two things: your curiosity and your creativity. 

Curiosity helps you tap into your creative powers so you can visualize your challenge in fresh ways.  This shift in perspective gives you fresh … even surprising … ideas for solutions, too.

1) What do your problems look like?

Your image-rich right brain offers a wealth of fresh insights if you open to the answers it provides. What does this stuck place remind you of? Quicksand? A roadblock? Or is it a threatening figure or animal? Draw a quick sketch to sharpen your vision and harvest fresh clues.

Try having fun with this exercise in intuition. Let your playfulness and creativity help you progress beyond the obstacle you see. And if your project is a long-range one, consider asking yourself at bedtime for a dream that enriches your understanding still further.

2) Is there something you gain from being stuck?

Try this question when you’re really stumped, and be sure to always speak to yourself with friendly curiosity, not blame. Your intention is to take in the fact that you always hold power. This is true even when you feel stuck.

You’ll be able to redirect your energy to move forward on your project after you weigh the actual pros and cons of spinning your wheels.

This question also helps you to identify old bargains you may have struck with yourself in earlier times. Once you put words to them and recognize how circumstances have changed, revising those old scripts can proceed quite quickly.

3) Where are you hiding your power?

Yes, the good news is that it’s there somewhere. Your task is to locate your winning energy and discover what is covering it up. Try accessing a picture of your power calling out to you. As you explore beyond resentment, resistance, and fear, this becomes very empowering and inspiring.

Your next step, then, is to cast off what stands between you and your progress. Maybe you’ll let go of an excuse you no longer need or want to rely on. Or maybe you’ll let go of an unrealistically high standard that has paralyzed you.

Moving beyond stuck points is really self-actualization. 

Your curiosity and problem-solving will generate more confidence, clarity, and enthusiasm. 

So give yourself every advantage. If you find that these 3 questions wake you up and intrigue you, try printing them out. Then you can refer to them the next time you lose valuable momentum.

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