As I look at the title of this blog, the first option that pops into my mind is Google. I’m sure I’m not alone; but as grateful as I am to have answers right at my fingertips, I’m even more grateful to have options. I’d like to focus on one that’s been instrumental in my life and as they say, pay it forward.
There’s a lot to be said about the people we come across and how their experiences can impact our own.
Recently, someone who I admire greatly shared two important questions he’d ask himself when he was battling depression. This person is doing amazing now and impacting other’s lives in a powerful way, but his story wouldn’t inspire the way it does had he not found answers that would create the change he was searching for.
At the time, I was struggling with a difficult situation that I wasn’t quite sure how to get out of. As I worked on asking myself the questions he’d shared, they became a part of my story as well. I was able to clear the hurdle that was causing me to remain stuck, and I’m incredibly grateful. I hope this will help you too.
I want to preface sharing his questions by adding something to the equation. If we hear or read something that resonates and we don’t apply it, we risk staying stuck. If we choose action, what we may find on the other side of that is the satisfaction of seeing where it takes us (joy, peace, relief…), and knowing that our choices made all the difference. Being inspired by other’s successes can be the key to the change we desire, if we take the steps to make it happen.
Impactful Questions + Action = Breakthrough
Question (1) “Can I see peace instead of this?” Question (2) “Can I see things differently?” It seems too simple, right? But, there is so much power in finding the answers that will create the intended impact.
It’s going to be different for each and every one of us. I have to admit that it wasn’t an instantaneous solution. It would be so nice to just snap our fingers and just like that, see immediate change. I kept at it because someone who had faced far greater challenges, had succeeded. If he was able to change things around, I could see myself succeeding as well.
Take the time to seek out the answers that will help you face whatever is blocking you from experiencing the life you want to be living. The process may not be easy, but the results that begin to peek through will give you the confidence you need to continue to put in the work. Once you create the change you’re hoping for, you’ll not only be a happier you, you’ll also be an inspiration to others.
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