When I was a child, life was easy. This was a time in my life when I had all the answers. I knew what to do, when to do it, and even how to do what needed to be done. It was that easy because all decisions were guided by my parents, teachers, and adults everywhere. What happened was that I was given directions as needed and left the decisions for others to make because I was just a child.
I discovered that the reason that I was told what to do was because I was always asking questions and wanting to do new things. Like all children, I wanted to know everything and be able to do everything. With energy and enthusiasm, I wanted to keep busy and do things, and when they were done, I wanted to do more. It took me a while to realize that all those years of being told what to do, and how to do it, gave me life lessons that formed habits and methods that were developed over the years.
As an adult, I was now responsible to decide what had to be done and do it too. This meant that I had to discover what required my attention and the appropriate actions that would be needed. That is why I have devised a system of asking myself a series of five questions. The power of self-questioning creates new thoughts. These thoughts spark an energy and an enthusiasm that inspires me to take actions. By asking the following questions, I am able to help myself and focus on what is most important to me.
- What do I want to achieve?
- Does it matter to me?
- What is needed to complete this?
- Can anybody help me with this?
- When would I like to complete this?
The questions that I chose are personal to me because of my habits, expectations, and my priorities. The answers will determine how to move forward with what needs to be done. Everybody will have different questions because our desires and methods are different.
As a child, we trusted others to give us answers and direction. As an adult, trust that you have the answers inside of you. The answers are within and by asking of yourself, you will receive the answers to all that you desire.