We often say things to ourselves like, "I need to write more" or "I need to spend less time on social media."
But does this actually help?
September 30th, I presented at the Capital Coaches Conferences to an audience of over 50 top coaches. We talked about how we talk about our stuck places affects whether we advance or not. Words matter.
Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question and former NY Times correspondent, argues we are better off inviting ourselves to change with a question.
For example, instead of telling yourself "I need to write more."
Ask yourself, "How can I write more?"
This week, reframe your inner commands as questions and watch the results. Your brain is like Google, it will search for answers if you ask it a question.
So ask your brain and let it spend the day finding solutions.
Why not give it a try?
Sarah Federman, PhD