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The Secret to Your Success Is Found in Asking Yourself Powerful Questions



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Benjamin Franklin is distinguished not only by the fact that his face was printed on $100 bills, but also by starting and ending his days by asking himself powerful questions. Benjamin would get up early at sunrise every morning, and his day would start with the question: “What good can I do today?”

Then, after answering to this question, after a short breakfast, he would go to work, study, write, think, and at the end of the day, before going to bed, he would ask himself another question: “What good have I done today?”

Moreover, no matter what day of the week, whether it be the weekend, winter, or summertime, this part of his daily schedule never changed. Benjamin’s daily schedule was really tight. He would question his morning’s direction, daytime work, and then second-question himself to evaluate his work. He would then sleep, and his next day’s activities would be a repeat of the previous day’s activities.

Benjamin Franklin is still respected. His daily schedule helped him achieve goals, dreams, shape his personality. Therefore, if you were to ask him how he achieved his goals or changed his mindset, he would smile and respond: “Dear, the best way to shift your mindset is to ask yourself questions.

We rarely meet people in life who tell us how important it is to ask ourselves questions, as Benjamin did. We do not see any benefits in these activities, so we do not practice them. There are reasons for this.

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” – Benjamin Franklin

Why people don’t like talking to themselves

For many, talking to yourself seems like a boring activity. Watching TV is so much more pleasant. It is believed that talking to yourself does not add much value. But studies have shown that answers have a big impact on changing personality. The ability to do so is an innate gift without which we could not improve. That’s why questions are used by all prominent psychologists who work with patients. Look around, questions are used in each office, each family and even in our personal lives. Therefore, successful people spend a lot of time answering the most important questions for themselves. After all, a person cannot change if he asks himself the same questions and answers them in the same way as before.

What are the benefits of answering questions:

1. Questions shape your personality and mindset

Questions create new, more flexible models in the brain that use a wider range of information. The more patterns and templates are created, the easier it is to find better and greater solutions. When problems arise, the brain chooses the most optimal option among several possible options, rather than sticking to an old and possibly no longer working pattern. Through questions and answers, children learn cause and effect and, most importantly, understand the meaning of words.

2. Questions help you open your mind, and rise above the standard mindset

The more flexible your brain is, the more varied information it can absorb, allowing you to see different perspectives and, most importantly, become less biased and limited.

3. Frequent answers to questions make us faster

Have you met someone who is slow moving? Often, such people are quite slow to answer questions. It’s all related. The more you ask the same questions, the faster you answer them. When you are capable of answering the question “what can I do today for my dream?” in a second, your daily plans become very clear, and you no longer stop in the middle of the intersection, which gives you the strength to move faster. It changes your character and affects your temperament.

4. By asking the right questions, we create true happiness and peace

We know what a sense of peace and harmony is, but not everyone takes the time to understand what causes these feelings. As we begin to ask deeper and more profound questions about these important topics, we begin to understand more how we feel these feelings. Believe me, if you answer your happiness-related questions every day, you will automatically want to smile. Because as you work on your character, you’ll know that you are taking time for yourself. You will be proud of yourself.

5. You develop creativity and learn to change perspectives

Do you know how important it is to look at questions from a different perspective? By undertaking this task, you develop your imagination and learn to look at life from different perspectives—“What if I do it differently than before?”

“The greatest tragedy for any human being is going through their entire lives believing the only perspective that matters is their own.” – Doug Baldwin

6. You can come to terms with inner critics and learn to properly accept external criticism

The online survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults, conducted in October, found 31 percent of Americans have been bullied as an adult. Unfortunately, it has to be admitted that sometimes internal critics get involved in bullying—yourself, your thoughts, your beliefs. Some internal critics blame themselves for external appearance. Others blame themselves for bad life results. Therefore, you need to communicate with your inner critic and learn to properly accept external criticism. 

Powerful Questions to Ask Yourself Regularly

We just discussed the pros, benefits and advantages of asking questions, so now it’s only logical to talk about the strongest points that have the greatest impact on self-development.

There are many such questions. Some of the questions you ask sound simple enough, but they are actually profound. For example: “What does happiness mean to you?”, “Can you feel good even when you have everyday problems?”, “Is there something you do every day to achieve your dreams?”

Recalling the questions asked by Benjamin Franklin, which we discussed above, is also worthwhile.

Other questions are more complex: “What is the most important thing in your life?”

For example, my good friend Daniel likes to answer questions too. I will share his thoughts:

Every morning when the alarm clock rings at 7:00 am, saying “good morning, sunshine,” I ask myself: what kind of life do I want to live? This question makes me get up in the morning with the greatest energy because I know what I have to do to make my day amazing. I know that if I don’t move, if I stay in bed pressing the snooze button, I will miss out on amazing moments. This kind of thinking tosses me out of bed! Other questions that I ask myself throughout the day:

In the morning:

  • What is most important, and what should I do today?

Throughout the day:

  • Why do I feel like I do?
  • Can I feel better no matter what happens or what I do?

In the evening:

  • What was good about my day?
  • What have I learned?
  • What needs to be improved?
  • What’s holding me back?
  • How will I improve it?

Alex Monaco is a life provocateur, blogger, and digital marketer. He is the creator of the Grenade Method and 3W System of Change. Alex is a founder of a spectacular marketing agency,, and the online coaching system known as Onbotraining. He helps people to be successful in business, using the most effective ways to achieve their goals (Grenade method, 3W System of Change, and Onbo).

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How Your Beliefs Can Supercharge or Sabotage Your Success

Your life is dictated by beliefs and biases that drive your thinking, behaviors, and decisions



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How to Break the Cycles of Mediocrity and Manifest Your Greatness

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity



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In just a few weeks, we will be wrapping up 2023. Can you believe it? This year has been absolutely incredible for me.

I have seen amazing doors opened, new relationships formed and I am seeing dreams realized in my life. While this seems like the hallmarks of a great year, this has also been the most challenging year of my life. With all of the change happening in my life, I have been forced out of my comfort zone and challenged to grow in every area of my life.

I can truly say that I have made the most of my moments this year and I have used everything as a catalyst for maximizing my greatest potential.

As a revolutionary leader, I have the pleasure of consulting and advising leaders around the world to fulfill purpose, realize their greatest potential and make an impact.

I want to share some insights with you that will help you to break cycles of mediocrity and manifest your greatness

Everything legal must come through the matrix

I am sure that some of you are wondering why I am using the term matrix. However, what you have to understand is that I am trying to make a highly complex spiritual principle practical to understand.

Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, every life has an origin and I believe that origin is divine and begins with eternity. You are birthed from eternity and into time to fulfill a unique purpose and assignment in your lifetime and generation.

The matrix is simply the portal or vehicle that brings something out of the invisible realm and into tangible form. The problem with much of the teaching today is that it excludes the matrix. We are told to believe that success is instantaneous and overnight.

Nobody talks about how a dream progresses through stages beginning with visualization and ultimately culminating in manifestation. Without a matrix or portal then everything that you attempt to birth and build will be illegal.

The matrix not only makes you legal but it gives you the authority and power to function as the greatest expression of who you were created to be. 

Every matrix has an incubation process

While many people admire and respect me today, I remember a time when nobody knew who I was or the significance of my message. How did I get to where I am today? I got here through an incubation process.

In other words, everything that has been destined for your life is incubating and awaiting a set time of manifestation. The problem is that most people live their entire lives idle and never initiate the incubation process.

What do I meany by that? Most people are living reckless and very few people are living intentionally. I am amazed at the number of people I have conversations with that have no vision, goals or strategies for their lives. They show great promise and they have undeniable potential.

However, without development they will die with their dreams still in them.

Everything that has been destined for your life must be incubated and converted to become realities born to time. 

“Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin to build.” – Robert Collier

You must give expression to that which is not yet born to time

When you think about a matrix or a prophetic incubation process, you have to understand that potential is often unrealized and untapped. In other words, your potential is in raw form and your potential cannot serve you as long as it is untapped.

The thing that makes me valuable is that I have the ability to convert potential into power. I have done it in my own life and I have empowered leaders around the world to do the same. How do you convert potential into power?

First, it is important to note that you have to perceive potential. If you cannot perceive your potential then you can never cultivate your potential. In addition, you must take the time to cultivate your potential. We often get excited about our capabilities; however, we never expand our capacity in order to realize our greatest potential.

In other words, the strength of your potential is only discovered through your willingness to stretch. The more we are challenged the more we are empowered to expand our capacity for greatness. Most of all, you must begin to express your potential. The expression of potential is different for every person.

For example, the expression of my potential is best demonstrated through the thoughts, ideas, products, services, books, etc.

For another person the expression of potential may look like a screenplay, artwork, sports, scientific discoveries, medical breakthroughs, etc.

Regardless of the form of expression, I know that you will live empty and unfulfilled until you make the decision to express your potential. The expression of your potential gives voice to your dreams, life to your vision, significance to your moments and activates your true power.

You must manifest your greatness

As a revolutionary thinker and leader, my work has impacted people around the world. I am grateful that my life is a source of empowerment to so many people. However, before anyone could ever benefit from my life, I had to make a non-negotiable decision to become who I was born to be.

I wish I could tell you that this journey is easy and that you will get there overnight. However, in a world that celebrates us for doing we are often criticized for being. As a result, I wasted a lot of time trying to be who other people wanted me to be instead of being who I was born to be.

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity. It is through our bravery to be vulnerable that we ultimately manifest our greatness. We do not bless the world by being a duplicate. We bless the world when we honor our difference. When you honor your difference you honor your potential.

Ultimately, your difference is how you manifest your greatness.

When you present anything but your authentic self to the world, you are playing small and you are robbing the world of your significance. Manifesting your greatness requires you to master your gifts.

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Why do a lot of young guys lack confidence in today’s world? 



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Toxic Leadership: 5 Ways to Identify a Bad Leader

if you have a leader who displays any of the toxic traits, it’s time to move on to greener pastures.



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