You may be familiar with affirmations. Why not try asking empowering questions instead? Let’s say you set a goal of making more sales. Many success leaders say to keep saying an affirmation like, “I am increasing sales easily and effortlessly.” You are told to keep repeating this affirmation and to put sticky notes of this affirmation all over the place. These powerful affirmations then should reach your subconscious mind to help make it happen. For some, this method works beautifully, but many are not seeing results.
For a lot of us, when we say the affirmation, there’s a little voice inside our head that doesn’t believe it, “Yeah right, this is just a terrible sales month, nobody wants what I’m offering.” So, what do you think your subconscious is believing? That you do not believe it’s possible to increase sales, and that’s what shows up. It’s the power of belief, that feeling inside, that wins
Author Noah St. John in his book The Secret Code of Success has a method that he calls “Afformations,” which is taking your goals and asking empowering questions. Like in the example from before about boosting sales, you would ask, “Why am I increasing sales easily and effortlessly? The brain is wired to give you better outcomes when you ask empowering questions.
There are two types of questions: empowering and disempowering questions. Disempowering questions normally come from that negative voice inside: “Why do I feel so bad today?” “Why can’t I lose more weight?” Asking yourself these kinds of negative questions will give you negative results. So, turn it around. Ask empowering questions, like, “Why do I feel so good today?” Or Why am I losing so much weight so easily? When you ask better questions, your mind automatically focuses on getting results
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“Empowering questions cause your mind to focus on the positive. The only answers to empowering questions are answers or experiences that produce feelings of self-esteem and a positive self-image! Empowering questions lead to answers that tell the Truth about Who You Really Are,” Noah says in his book.
Take another example. I am rich, would then become “Why am I so rich?” Here are few more empowering questions:
- Why am I so happy?
- Why am I more than good enough?
- Why do I know my life purpose?
- Why do I attract only good things in my life?
Here are the steps after you have a few empowering questions:
- Write down your Afformations based on your goals
- Meditate on one of your empowering questions
- As you receive answers, take action
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Wishing you peace!
Vicki Atlas is a Best Mindset Coach and Certified Guided Imagery Specialist. Vicki is passionate about bringing more peace and wellbeing to children, teens, and adults. Find her at HeartTalkNow.com and CalmingCorner.com, for kids. You can connect with her on Twitter and email her at Vicki@HeartTalkNow.com