As a coach, the greatest gift I can give my clients is to listen deeply to what they are saying, and to offer back questions that are designed for them to take in, and to go deeper within themselves. The best way to help someone is to help them see their own truth, and then build on what they desire from that vantage point.
I have assembled a line of questions* that have worked so well for me and my clients in the area of re-tuning a vision, re-setting goals, and re-energizing your purpose. These are offered to you to use as tools to help you on your own path, either for personal or professional reasons. I suggest you give yourself ample quiet time to allow for best reflecting, and have a journal where you can note the key wisdoms that percolate up from within. Focus in on the questions that speak to you most. Read the questions out loud to allow resonance to build within. Have no intentions other than giving yourself permission to dream and feel what arises, and then put them out in front of your field of vision. When we make seen the unseen, the creative urges kick in, and the process of manifestation begins.
“Imagination is more important than knowledge,” is one of Albert Einstein’s famous quotes. Imagination is the act or power of forming a mental image of something not present to the senses or never before wholly perceived in reality. Allowing ourselves to dream is the first step in creation, indeed everything man-made has started in our imagination. At years end is a good time to tap in to the creative power of your imagination by allowing the following questions to assist you in setting your course for 2016 and beyond. Enjoy this part of your journey!
“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.”
― Carl Sagan
Q: What is my vision, my dream, of my future?
Q: Who do I want to BE?
Q: What do I want to DO?
Q: What do I want to HAVE?
Q: Who am I?
Q: Why am I here?
Q: What do I seek or want out of life?
Q: What does life want from me?
Q: What do I really want?
Q: What am I seeking?
Q: Who am I trying to become?
Q: What is my purpose?
Q: What do I think would make me happier, healthier, experience more well-being?
Q: What insights have I gained about myself?
Q: Do I have a sense of a life that I want to lead, a feeling of what I am meant to do or are supposed to do?
Q: What difference do I want to make in the world?
Q: What would I do or create if I knew I could not fail?
Q: What do I think I am best qualified to do?
Q: What am I most proud of having accomplished?
Q: What am I doing that no longer fulfills you? Am I ready to let that go?
Q: What am I most passionate about?
Q: Do I know what drives me, what my core values are?
Q: What changes in my work do I have to make to live by my values?
Q: What changes in my personal relationships do I need to make to live by my values?
Q: What strategies can I become more aware of to facilitate my continued learning and navigating in the world?
Q: Am I ready to do what it takes to realize my highest and best vision for myself, my family, my organization?
“The quickest way to realize your future is to create it!” – Steven Covey
“Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.” ― Maria Montessori
* Questions included from my book “Wake Up, Get Real, Be Happy – Becoming Your Authentic Self”