Article: Step Away and Distance Yourself – Day 276

 
When readers ask me what I think they should do about a particular situation, I might often say to them “What do you think you should do?” If they respond with “I don’t know” I then ask the question, “What would you do if you did know?”. That almost always works and they provide the solution.

We have more objectivity available to us than we know when it comes to decision making. Often it’s purely a matter of asking the right questions to gain access to the answers that are right for us.

Another one of those powerful questions is “What would you do if you knew that you could not fail?” It takes away those doubt thoughts that creep in the moment we come up with a vision for a successful future.

These kinds of questions put you in a different state of mind and make you take a look at the situation from a whole other perspective.

An exercise that I sometimes ask clients to do is to write a letter, filled with many questions, to the “guru” of their issue. That is, if they’re grappling with a business problem, write to a business expert, or if it is relationship related, write to a relationship guru.

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