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Recently, I have been pretty self busy with my mind as there are a lot of thoughts flying through my mind. I feel a bit overwhelmed with my thoughts that really makes me feel so tired about thinking. However, I do remember hearing an idea from Tony Robbins’s material about the why and what questions that we keep on asking in our mind. The main difference between the WHY and the WHAT questions that we prompted ourselves is that one will make us become inaction and another will make us start moving and become motivated. However, make sure you are asking quality questions on yourself in order to get quality answers. Okay, let’s compare between the WHY and the WHAT questions and you will see the differences.
Examples of WHY questions:
- Why did this thing happen to me?
- Why can’t I get this to work?
- Why must I do it anyway?
After seeing the above WHY questions, do you feel a sense of weakness in the questions and feel like a loser who can’t seem to get things to work as things are not moving the way you want it to be. If you are feeling that way, somehow I have caught your attention. Let’s move on to the WHAT questions and you will understand why we should start asking the what questions in order to get things to move.
Examples of WHAT questions in a quality way:
- What are the top 3 things that I can work on now to make it work?
- What are the things I should focus on at this very moment?
- What are the things I can work on to substitute my income?
Examples of WHAT questions in a ineffective way:
- What should I do now?
- What is happening to me?
- What if this thing don’t work out? (negative way – never try to put a if behind your what questions)
As you can see above, I have given some examples of asking the WHAT questions to ourselves and you should be feeling more positive when asking the what questions as it keep you in an active state of mind. Although starting you might not be aware whether you are asking the what questions in a quality way or not, you should get a better result compared to asking the why questions as it keep you in a more positive and active state of mind.
How do you actually determine whether your WHAT questions are quality or not? You can determine through whether it will provide you with at least some excellent answers that will close the loop in your mind and set you to take the necessary actions. Therefore, it is very important to ask quality WHAT questions as it helps to close the loop in your mind to allow you to move on to the next action tasks. Personally, I have learnt some programming skills during my polytechnic days and I know in order for any programs to work, you must always close the loop of whatever tasks you ask the program to do in order for the program work properly and smoothly.
Anyway, I have managed to pass my real estate exam in one go and I have decided to work on it full-time once I have settled some personal stuff. Personally, I have some doubts in myself that need to be cleared as I know I may not be getting a stable income from the real estate industry but I do feel excited about going through the journey as I can see myself learning the life skills I want from those successful real estate salespersons and my mentors in my company. If you love this post, do drop me a comment or share it with your friends on facebook. Thanks.