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5 Possibility Questions to Ask During Challenging Times

social anxiety alchemyThere’s no better time to open up to possibilities than when you are having challenges.

Today’s short post offers some questions that – if asked genuinely – will steer your mind in the direction of new options.

When you face challenges, the first thing to do is get your mind and emotions unstuck – and open to new ideas.

I hope the following questions help. They will certainly stretch your mind!

1. What if time allows me – at some point in the future – to look back on this challenge as the greatest thing that ever happened in my life?

2. If I were looking back from that future place, what opportunities would I see that came from this challenge?

3. What state of mind can I access right now that will help me move forward in a constructive way?

4. Which specific goals will move me toward the opportunity?

5. What do I need to do right this minute?

Suggestion: Copy and paste the questions into a document. Then, take just a few minutes and really think through your answers. Write them out. Then, discuss your answers with a trusted friend to get feedback and even more ideas.

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5 Possibility Questions to Ask During Challenging Times

Mike Bundrant

Mike Bundrant is the author of Your Achilles Eel: Discover and Overcome the Hidden Cause of Negative Emotions, Bad Decisions and Self-Sabotage and co-founder at The iNLP Center which offers online certification in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and life coaching.

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Bundrant, M. (2015). 5 Possibility Questions to Ask During Challenging Times. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 12, 2020, from


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