The questions, which have become the mainstay of my personal growth, no matter what's happening to me, within me, or around me, were discovered in my work with Jack Canfield and are always on the tip of my tongue. I never wrote them down ... I know them by heart. Or at least I thought I did.
The problem is I'm human and sometimes, when I'm stressed, overwhelmed, or off track, my brain gets sidetracked and my subconscious mind takes over my life and puts me in thought patterns and cycles that make it difficult to practice what I know works!
This has been one of those weeks. And when I realized that my brain had been derailed and my thoughts were not supporting my ideal life, I seached for the questions to help me get back on track ...
And they were gone! I couldn't, for the life of me, remember them. I had been using them on a daily basis in my own life and in my coaching and training practice for a really long time ... and they were gone.
Hmmmm ... once again, the power of the brain and our subconscious mind to take control and lead us down a less than desirable path became evident.
A week and I couldn't remember those two simple questions. A week of procrastination, lack of productivity and motivation, perhaps a bit of fear about a project I'm working on and some sadness related to a situation with one of the families I'm working with.
Yesterday, I was coaching a young person through a rather challenging and emotional situation. There was frustration, tears and even a few swear words ... and then the questions came. I heard myself asking them slowly, one at a time, while she reflected on her response.
What if it's all perfect just the way it is to support your growth?
And then ...
What opportunity is there in this situation for you to learn and grow?
Just two questions ... so simple yet so powerful ... leading us to our next action. When I ask myself these questions or process them with someone I trust, I am clear about what I need to do next to keep my eye on my goals, clear my blocks and identify the next right action step.
And while she wiped away her tears and searched for her answers, I quickly typed the questions into the notes section of my iPhone so that when I needed to ask myself those questions, my iPhone would take over for the subconscious brain patterns that no longer serve me.
Gotta love our brains, our technology and our opportunity to help each other learn, grow and be our best selves! And, for myself, I appreciate that I can help young people get clear and find their inner magic ... while they help me take full advantage of my technology!
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