Thursday, February 23, 2017

How to Create a Whole New Mindset in 10 Simple and Powerful Steps (The Better Thinking Series) Part 2: How to Open New Doors with Power Questions

By Richard Kent Matthews - Coach | Author | Speaker

(The Better Thinking Series)
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Question continually...


You’ve been doing it all your life. It's served you well or you wouldn't be here, reading this. Yet, when you learn to think in better, more powerful and meaningful ways, you change not only yourself, but the world around you.

You’ve been thinking in habitual patterns. Change the patterns of thinking and a new world opens for you. When your mindset changes, your life changes.)

Did you know that....

Nearly everything that you think is true, everything you believe, is the result of someone else telling you? Unless you've experienced something directly, it's hearsay. In order to be truly aware, you question everything... continually.

What, then, is awareness?

The capacity to stand apart from ourselves, noting our thinking, our intentions, fears, and actions, and accepting more and more responsibility for the consequences.

When I was a child, my minister said to me, "Never question the bible." My parents said, "Never question our authority." My doctor said, "I'm the expert here. Don't question my diagnoses." And my teachers told me to believe everything they said. I did. Then, one day, I didn't. Why? I finally began to ask questions. About everything. I finally became aware of how manipulated I had been. Well, no more of that.

I discovered I can make a much better mark on the world when I operate from a place of confidence, a place of integrity. And I now question everything, especially when it's hearsay. That way, I tend to go in less nonsensical directions. 

You, too, have been manipulated a lot more than you may care to admit. Fine. You're not alone. If, however, you would prefer a bit more, shall I say, 'independent rule,' choose to become more aware. Discover how the media, the political structure, the religions, and even family members seek to move you around like a piece on a chess board.

How will choosing to become aware help me?

By discovering and understanding the importance of continually asking Power Questions of yourself and the world.

What will it show me?
Asking yourself Power Questions on a regular basis will help you come out of your lethargy and blind acceptance.

Acceptance of what, now?
Buying into the status quo, recognizing subconscious programming, habits that inhibit your progress like laziness, fear of change, natural resistance; willingness to trust such things as the evening news, ministers, medical professionals, or politicians without question.

Sounds like work. How will I benefit?
Any time you decide to change habits, it will take effort. But worth it. You'll get a much clearer picture of where you've been led. Others will show their true colors. You'll better understand your place in the world. You'll create more satisfaction with life, maybe a sense of adventure, discovery, fulfillment. Most important, you'll begin to trust yourself more.

Right now, take a look at the results in your life. For better or worse, all of your thoughts, actions, and relationships up to this point have created those results. How much of it has been to your liking?

Begin to ask Power Questions daily. They will show your  own true intentions and then you can begin to construct them in the way that suits you best. Don’t force the answers but watch as they appear spontaneously in your life. Then, act on the information.

One Thing to Remember: Power Questions help to free us from manipulation, outer and inner. And as you begin to uncover the manipulation, it will seek to reinforce itself. Don't let it. You're now in charge.

You're still in relationship with the world. Your aim isn't to cut yourself off, but to be a better player, a better companion, a better source. When you choose your direction, both you and the world around you benefit.

Above all, become aware of love. Turns out, love is the only Reality.

Your Power Questions

  • Am I creating good in the world? If not, what might be holding me back?
  • What part of my world (church, work, family, friends) do I touch the most and how can I be more mindful of my place and what I bring?
  • Who holds the power in my life? (Me, family, history, fear, God, Satan, etc.)
  • Can I find a way to be satisfied with my life while continuing to be of service? And how will my spiritual growth affect those with whom I interact?
  • Am I dependable? Do I keep my word? Who might say no? Does personal integrity matter to me?
  • If I never had to concern myself with financial prosperity again, how would I spend my days? Can I do that anyway? If not, why not? What holds me back?
  • Do I love or even like myself? Do I even know what that means? What can I do to improve it? How can I take extreme care of myself while not being an ass?

“True intention plus mechanism equals results. When the
intention is clear, the mechanism will appear.”
Brian Klemmer

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