Why Questions are so Important for Self Improvement and Success

Asking questions is one of the most basic ways that we all learn and grow. The questions we ask other people, and even more importantly, the questions we ask ourselves, can have a dramatic impact on our self improvement, success and happiness.

There are times when we find ourselves in difficult or uncomfortable situations, or even in a position where we feel completely overwhelmed. It can be very easy to say 'what have I done to deserve this?' or 'why does this always happen to me?'

However, these questions are destructive and only serve to prepare us for future disappointments. In fact, they can actually guarantee it! The questions we ask ourselves reflect our state of mind, reinforce our beliefs and have a huge impact on our results.

We all experience events that seem too overwhelming to deal with, and there is a great deal of valuable information available to help in these situations. But in almost any situation, no matter how bad it may seem, there is usually something positive that can be found.

Actually asking the question 'what can I learn from this situation?' is a great starting point, even if you only learn what not to do in the future. But you can go much further. It has often been said that when one door closes another opens; and that in every setback lies opportunity. Don't just stare at the closed door - why not try asking yourself what opportunities are now available, or what doors have just opened for you? It will improve your state of mind and may just change you life.

Self Improvement Quote of the Day:

"A major stimulant to creative thinking is focused questions. There is something about a well-worded question that often penetrates to the heart of the matter and triggers new ideas and insights." ? Brian Tracy

Garry Zancanaro is the founder of Self Improvement Directory, a website dedicated to Self Improvement and Personal Development, and to helping people live more successful and fulfilling lives by providing a directory of the highest quality Self Growth resources available. Includes many FREE eBooks and much more. Visit http://www.selfimprovementdirectory.com/in dex.html

In The News:

A Virtual Success  happi.com
Recipe for success  Santa Barbara News-Press
Summer success  Scottish Grocer and Convenience Retailer

Do You Really Think So?

It's not new news. It's not some ethereal theory. It's... Read More

The Secret to Intense Focus By

One of the common elements you see in almost all... Read More

A Gold Medal in Love

Five-time gold medal-winning figure skater, Jenny Kilmer, has won the... Read More

100 Top 2004 Secrets to Success

After all the things I have shared with you this... Read More

What Does YOUR Success Look Like?

What does success look like to you? Our culture often... Read More

Bad Luck, Bad Choices, and Bad Habits

We were at some friend's house the other day and... Read More

Plants, Herbs and Roots For Prosperity

Plants of all kinds (including trees), herbs and roots have... Read More

Work Smarter Not Harder

When you are working over time but yet you do... Read More

Creating Success - A Balance of Thinking and Doing

Why is it that most people still equate being successful... Read More

Wait, Thats Not on the Map

Back from my amazing summer excursion, a month long drive... Read More

Unlock Your Potential Through Self-Awareness

Signs of DiscontentYou don't need a degree in psychology to... Read More

Create Your Own Security As You Create Life Changes

Self-change is a personal phenomenon. In order to accomplish it,... Read More

Tracking Success With A Goal Tracking Chart

Creating a goal tracking chart is as simple as drawing... Read More

How Close Is Your Fortune?

A farmer in Pennsylvania decided to sell his farm, but... Read More

Job and Life Rules to Follow

Decide which game to play. Is winning that... Read More

Shortest Path To Success!

Thoughts move faster than the speed of light.Expectations jump faster... Read More

The Reasons Why We Fear Success

In the book, The SHOCKwealth System?, it is discussed that... Read More

Unlock The Key To Your Success By Learning More About Yourself

Finding balance is deciding to notice what goes on in... Read More

How to Talk Yourself Into Success

You've tried and failed. You've watched others fall. You're wiped... Read More

Success Lessons I Learned From My Single Mom

I was at a dinner party the other night when... Read More

Reading-The Best 15 minutes Youll Ever Invest

I recently was made aware of two comparative statistics that... Read More

Nothing Comes Easy

I am constantly approached by people when I am speaking... Read More

Reach Your Goals - Review and Refine

Periodically re-check and refine (or redefine) your goals It's no... Read More

Filling Your Bucket - How Negativity Can Make Or Break Your Business and Personal Success!

I received an advanced copy of a book called How... Read More

Persistence and Determination: Golden Keys to Reaching Success

"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.... Read More