“You may say I’m a dreamer,
But I’m not the only one!
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one”
Years ago there was a series of Hewlett Packard commercials whose tag line were “What If?”
Since then, a number of folks have adopted this same theme for movies, ads, commercials. The Cleveland Indians even used it while they continue their historical 67-year absence from being crowned world champions.
The idea, is to get people to imagine something beyond what is in front of them. To imagine something more than who they are or what they are currently experiencing. The hope is to ignite the possibility of something better.
This is especially important when things are not going very well and there is little hope. Right now our country is very fractured and in desperate need of hope and the possibility of a brighter future. Instead, our leadership in Washington is focused on blaming, condemning and clinging to the past! Maybe they just need to let it go?
A Powerful Question
As I thought about how powerful the “what if” question is, I realized that for many people that question has the opposite effect. In fact, for some folks that question sucks the power right out of their idea, their dreams, or themselves because it leads them down a path of fear.
How many times have you had a truly great idea until you started asking yourself “what if?” What if things go wrong, what if I fail, what if I lose, what if I make a mistake, etc.
So that got me to thinking…
IMAGINE if for the next 10 days you looked at every decision or situation from a more positive perspective?
I am not saying you should ignore glaring negatives and blindly forge ahead. However, I am challenging you to look at the possibility of what is good, what is right, what is possible, and what is true!
10 Positive “What If” questions
Below is a list of 10 questions you might need to ask yourself, the next time you have a great idea or are not sure which path to take or what decision to make:
- I succeed beyond my wildest dreams?
- This is the perfect decision?
- I already am with the perfect person? Even if I am alone?
- I believed I was enough, in fact way more than enough!
- I loved my spouse, kids, siblings, neighbor, parents, and everyone else just as much as I love myself? (yes the golden rule)
- I believed that I was brilliant, smart, and amazing?
- I knew I couldn’t fail?
- I trusted myself?
- I wasn’t afraid?
- I trusted that everything in this world regardless of my opinion was unfolding exactly as it should be at this moment in time?
So there you have it!
Use this list for the next 10 days, every time you have a decision to make, a dilemma on your hands, or feel like you are losing hope! Instead, ask yourself these questions and watch what unfolds in your life!
You just might find…“It’s easy if you try and It isn’t hard to do!”
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