When we ask ourselves questions, our brains love to go to work to find the answers. When we ask ourselves disempowering questions, our brain will likely find disempowering answers. When we ask ourselves more empowering, curious, open questions, our brains will likely find options that feel more empowering or productive.
What are three disempowering questions that you find yourself asking?
What are some more empowering questions you could ask yourself?
Below are some examples of disempowering (sound familiar?) and empowering questions:
Why do I keep doing this?
Why did I have to make that mistake?
Why isn’t he calling me back?
Why is this so hard?
Why can’t I get it right?
What’s wrong with me?
Why am I so messed up?
How is this working for me?
What if this was all happening perfectly?
What if it’s okay that this is hard?
What would this look like if it was easy?
What am I learning from this?
How do I want to show up in this situation?
What’s right with me?
Who do I want to be?
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