Empower Yourself with a Positive Question

A Quick Tip for Self Improvement

Some things you do or say empower yourself. And some things disempower you. When you find yourself in a challenging situation, it's helpful to have a powerful plan of action. Rather than a script or a rule that limits you, I suggest you ask yourself a question that guides you.

The challenging situation might be isolated or recurring, with those you've just met or known a long time. Rather than analyzing the situation or trying to persuade others about something, if you ask yourself the following question, you can empower yourself:

"What is the most empowering thing I can say or do right now?"

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Of all the empowering questions I use and suggest others use, this is among my favorites. It's a "pause and reflect" question. I find that many times when I ask it, I don't have a conscious thought of the answer, but I'm propelled into an action or a statement. I know what to say or do. What follows is empowering — for others and myself.

Whether you're in a mess or feeling great, this is a powerful question to use to guide yourself and enhance your own personal development. It's certainly worthy of being a basic operating question or a default question — one that springs forward in your awareness when you most need it. In other words, the best time to ask it is when you really don't know what to do or say.

Many people operate their lives with disempowering questions. Disempowering questions -- whether you ask them out loud or to yourself -- invite disempowering answers. Empowering questions invite empowering answers.

My premise is that you're always asking questions, always. So you, and only you, get to decide the quality, depth, and consciousness of your questions. If you select a question that helps you to empower yourself, you manage your journey in a more satisfying way.

Clarity at Hand

"What is the most empowering thing I can say or do right now?" is a favorite question for me because it's an empowering question that helps to evoke your higher consciousness and it's designed to surface empowering words and actions. In addition, it keeps you in the present moment when everything takes place.

The question alone lifts your consciousness. It lightens your load. It opens you to possibilities that might not otherwise be obvious. It gently guides you in your personal growth.

So, I ask you, What is the most empowering thing you can say or do right now?


This Quick Tip focuses on one Question you can Ask to Empower Yourself

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