Far too often I’ve witnessed (and been guilty of) the phrase “I can’t”…
But “What if…”
…What If there was another way of living?
…What if there was a way to be happier?
…What if there was a way to live your dreams?
While I can’t promise that “what if” will lead instantly to your final solution… I can tell you that it is powerful and that it helps people to uncover new possibilities.
It creates an “Open Loop”
what does this mean? Well it means that your mind now has to start thinking in terms of the possibilities…
From there you can hypothesize about ways to make it happen… That’s why a good question to follow-up with is “how can I” or “how could I”.
The Power Of “What If”
Going back to yesterday’s example, “what if” was really the key to Einstein uncovering the theory of relativity.
Next time you catch yourself saying “I can’t” or “it won’t work”… follow it up with “but, what if I could” or “what if it does” and keep asking questions with the intent of reaching your solution (review yesterday’s post as well :))
Whatever you do, just DON’T leave it at “I can’t” or “it won’t work” because then your mind has stopped working towards possibilites or solutions. You’ll have closed the loop… Instead, keep the loop open and the possibilities and ideas will come to you!
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