As you are aware, one of the most important keys to creating wealth is the right attitude, and in this series today we will cover how the wealthy use questions instead of making statements when they hear familiar information.
The best example of statements versus questions is when I’m speaking to a large group of people and I ask, “How many of you have heard of the expression, pay yourself first?” Many people will raise their hands and acknowledge that they have heard of it, know if it, or even used it.
Unfortunately, those with a poor mindset will make statements like, “I know that. I’ve heard that before. I’ve tried that. Or, that’s not new to me.” And just because this is familiar information they have no practice at hearing it like the person with a wealthy mindset.
The wealthy mindset person asks questions when they hear familiar information. And those questions start with when, where, what, who or how. (They do NOT start with the word why.)
Using my example above about paying yourself first, you could ask questions like:
When will I start this again?
Wheredoes this apply to me?
What would be an appropriate amount to start with?
Who can help me set this up?
How does this fit my situation?
The wealthy person will get answers that can put him or her into action.
Why questions can have any answer, but the answer will not lead to any action. Why questions block action. As an example I could ask, “Why don’t I pay myself first?” And the answer could be because I don’t deserve it, or others should come first, or there is not enough money left over, or a pile of other reasons or excuses that will not lead to any action that will solve the issue.
Listen to your self-talk and see if you are making statements or asking questions that can lead to a transformation of your situation.