We already know the past. What we have yet to discover is the future.
The single best way for creating your future is through a process called Strategic Questioning.
Strategic questioning is a process whereby you ask yourself, bigger, better, and bolder questions that initiate an internal dialog and which draws you into a more exciting future with new possibilities.
Throughout my coaching and training engagements, I have used this process to help people rip the lid off their current way of thinking and open up their minds to a whole new future.
Here are a few of those questions:
“If everything I’ve done up until now was just the beginning, what’s next?”
“What do I have to become in order to get all that I want?”
“How far can I go?”
Each of these questions acknowledges the past, but uses it as the foundation for a new stage in life.
Unfortunately, far too many people won’t ask a question if they don’t already have the answer to it, but this limits them to thinking within the realm of what they already know.
Your current questions, ideas, and efforts have brought you to where you are today, but if you want to produce bigger results, you need to think bigger too!
Breakthroughs occur when you engage with open-ended questions like:
“What’s next for me?”
“What would it look like if this worked out?”
“What do I ideally want my life to look like?”
While some questions are inherently unanswerable, they are still valuable because of where they lead you — even if that’s only to other questions.
As you keep inquiring, you’ll naturally seek out solutions and structures that allow you to explore your ideas and create new things in the world.
Gary Ryan Blair
Gary Ryan Blair is President of The GoalsGuy. A visionary and gifted conceptual thinker, Gary is highly regarded as a speaker, consultant, strategic planner, and coach to leading companies throughout the globe. Visit The GoalsGuy and learn about his powerful goal-setting program!
-what strategic questions are you asking yourself? What’s working, and what changes can you implement in your life in order to get greater results?