By John Stuckenschneider
W. Clement Stone was the successful founder of The Combined Insurance Company and the one responsible for promoting much of the work of Napoleon Hill's, Think and Grow Rich.
Stone also had several valuable tips and strategies for approaching life and maintaining a positive way of thinking even in the most challenging of circumstances...
I'm sharing one of those strategies with the hope that you'll apply it to the events that you face in your own life and that it'll help you view things with a new and valuable perspective.
Whenever Mr. Stone was informed of circumstances in his business or his life which were challenging or even what some would refer to as negative in nature and impact, he would IMMEDIATELY respond verbally with the words, “That’s good.” He would respond that way no matter how dire or devastating the news that he’d just been given.
Mr. Stone would then set about in his thought process, and even using what man power were available depending on the circumstance, to uncover what was “good” about what he had just been told.
He was known for using this powerful, perspective altering technique constantly and by doing so was consistently able to “mine the gold” from any situation.
Questions carry the power of focus. In other words, when we ask ourselves or anyone else a question, the mind MUST go into its resources and search for an answer. When we ask someone a question, we control what they focus on. The very same thing happens when we ask questions of ourselves.
The problem is that most people ask themselves a barrage of questions that not only steal away any power that they have to change their lives for the better, but they also send them into a negativity spiral that continues to take them into lower and lower places emotionally.
The way to use the power of questions is to simply “ask” yourself empowering questions. Ask the types of questions that follow the natural thought process that begins with you audibly stating “That’s good” when the unexpected challenges come.
Continue by asking “What’s good about what’s happening here?" and...
"What can I learn from this that will help me in the future and going forward?”
Then, hold yourself accountable to uncover the “hidden gold” within the new situation. Keep asking until you get the answers you want and need to help you to approach whatever is happening in the most positive frame of mind possible.
Utilize the power of questions to empower your thoughts and you’ll soon see that your feelings about your situations will transform for the better as will the actions you take to create even better results going forward.
Until next time, Be Blessed…
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About the Coach...
John Stuckenschneider is a successful motivational speaker, best selling author, seminar leader, trainer and certified Life Success© coach. Think Into Success©, LLC, was founded by John dedicated to providing the very best in personal development resources, seminars, and programs.
Mentored and certified by Bob Proctor, of the movie "The Secret", as one of Bob's Life Success© Consultants, John has been personally mentored by Les Brown, Brian Tracy, Brendon Burchard, Rich Schefren, James Malinchak, Mike Koenigs and others.
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