March 30, 2015 - Are your questions seeking answers? Or are your questions reinforcing your doubts or concerns more than they are helping you to gain insight or information needed to move ahead? Questioning is a powerful means of making progress when used constructively instead of destructively. Posing questions to yourself that are instilling doubt such as, "Can I really accomplish this?" or "Am I sure I really want to take the risk?" or "Do I really have what it is going to take?" are allowing your doubt to creep into your thinking. Instead of questioning yourself, put your mental energy into finding the answers you need to move forward by reaching outward. By focusing on what can be embraced, learned or gained around you, you are better able to manage your inward thinking on a more confident level.
Take an MM&I Moment to understand the answers that you need in order to achieve a specific goal, and then list the questions that can best help you get the answers. Then list what person or resource will lead you to these answers. Now, focus on these initiatives and continue to ask questions of others and explore resources with each insight gained. When you shift to questions that seek enlightenment and better understanding, you will soon find less questioning of yourself, and more answers leading you exactly where you hoped to be going.
Synergized Quote of the Week
"It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question." -Eugene Ionesco
Yours in synergistic thinking,