I Dare You to Ask Yourself This 1 Simple Question that Will Change Everything

It’s human nature…

‘What is Kristen?’

I’ll tell you…

We spend more time justifying why we haven’t done something than it would take us to actually do the thing we haven’t done.

When it comes to attracting money or finding our purpose or taking steps toward the life we desire, we to procrastinate.

Why is it so easy to say things like, “I’ll do it tomorrow?” and then wake up tomorrow feeling terrible because we let another day go by without doing whatever it was?

We do this with little things and big…and either way the message is the same…when we let another day go by without doing something…big or small…the message we send to ourselves is, “I SUCK!”

Vice Versa when we do actually take action on something proactive…big or small…the message is also the same, “I ROCK!”

So what gives?

First of all…I am going to stand up and say that I think most of us have quite a few things on our ‘Lists’ that we keep putting off because quite simply they don’t really need to be done.

I know crazy thought right!?

I realized this the other day as I was changing the date for when yet another task was due in my Outlook Calendar…I realized that I had been changing the date on that specific action item for over a year.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Over a year??!! So I asked myself one simple question…

‘Will doing this move my life forward or make me any happier or better off than I am right now?’

I was met with a resounding, ‘NO!’

And so I did the most amazing thing…

I deleted it…and felt like 5 lbs lift off me.

So, I tried it with the next thing that popped up as a ‘To Do Reminder’…I asked myself, ‘Will doing this move my life forward or make me any happier or better off than I am right now?’ and this time the answer was ‘Yes!’

UGH…it was a yes…and it was going to push my comfort zone…but it was a yes and now that I knew it was a yes if I didn’t take action I would really send myself the ‘I suck’ message…so…I gritted my teeth and did it…

It took 5 minutes…

And when I was done (it was a phone call) there was no doubt in my mind that ‘I ROCK!’

So that’s my new thing…with everything…I ask myself some form of this question:

Will doing this move my life forward or make me any happier or better off than I am right now?

This works with attracting money, discovering your purpose, making plans, possible opportunities, who you spend time with, how you spend your time, what clothes you wear…EVERYTHING

Life changing…

Your thoughts? Leave me a comment and let me know what you think about this…

Also, I have had some of you email me wondering if I really would keep my promise to email you back.

And I PROMISE once again…I WILL email you back and I WILL respond to all comments you leave here!

I am here to help you along your journey and I’m also here to make it as enjoyable as possible!

Go Big!

Kristen


7 Responses to “I Dare You to Ask Yourself This 1 Simple Question that Will Change Everything”

  1. Tim B says:

    Eat that frog. Great post today. This is one of the hardest, but most important daily “to dos” to do. If it does not move you forward delete or delegate. Then move on to the ones that do move you forward.

    Keep up the great posts. Your content is great…

  2. Guy Siverson says:

    For me I had to finally follow that question up with an action step.

    MAKE A LIST!

    I’ve tried and failed at lists before so what made the change? Siumple. I’ve always been much more of an electronic type person. My wife actually came up with the idea. We use Google calendar for our task list.

    Feels so good to check off yet another item for the day. Then we move promptly on to the next item on our list.

    I cannot believe what a difference this is making for our success in our healthy chocolate business. So yes…

    ASK A QUESTION:
    ‘Will doing this move my life forward or make me any happier or better off than I am right now?’

    ………..THENNNNNNNN…………

    TAKE AN ACTION STEP:
    Make a list that leads to your success.

  3. Maria says:

    I never had “To Do” list …there was always someone who imposed on me “to do” now list. Now I will create my own “TO DO” list. And I will ask: “Will doing this move my life forward or make me any happier or better off than I am right now?” Thank you Kristen.

  4. Guy Siverson says:

    Hi Maria

    The way you were:
    You were told by others what to do.

    The way you will be:
    You will decide for yourself what to do.

    Both may end up with the same result, though I doubt it. Even if that is the case, there is a certain sense of accomplishment when you see the results of what you yourself have decided to do.

    For example… I just finished a 30+ page EBook called “Why Write For The Web” that I set out to have done by the end of the week.

    It was my “to do”… And now I see the results of “my choice”

    There is a great deal of satisfaction to be found for me in this, and it can work the same way for you in what you choose to do.

  5. Peter says:

    I think worse than saying to yourself something like “I sick” because you didn’t do a task on your To Do list, is saying nothing because doing so means you have to take action – whether the action is to numb out or make a change, you have to make that decision.
    BTW, I have found that numbing out is not the anser to moving forward.

  6. rosie says:

    Yes it is a great question to ask oneself. I am just learning about disciplining myself to be more on task nd not to be distraced by what throws me off course. I am also at last realising how powerful The Laws of Attraction are. I have been an enthusiastic, distractible muddler who needs company and realise now that I must take proper axction and keep focussed but it’s hard.Being certian and staying the course is a huge one for me!

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