Why do we complicate things so much? Why is there so much doubt, fear, confusion, and anxiety? Why do we continually make things harder for ourselves than they need to be? What if there was an answer so simple that we could start immediately enjoying all the wonders that life has to offer? The great news is, there is an answer, and you already have it. To access this amazingly simple and powerful answer, all you have to do is ask the right question.

Did you know that when asked a question you answer it? Pretty obvious, right? The answer you give is based on the question asked. Whilst you can’t control the question that someone else asks you, you are in total control of the questions you ask yourself. This is great news because it means you can simply work backwards from what you want. Just identify the answer that you desire and then merely ask the question that will give you that answer.

If you want to be healthier and have more energy, the wrong question to ask is, why do I feel so terrible? If you ask that question, you will answer it and come up with all the reasons why you feel so bad. Guess where that will keep you? What if instead you asked, What can I do to increase my energy in a healthy way? The second you ask the question, you send your mind off on a seek and search mission, to find the answers to that question. Before you know it, amazing ideas will start coming to you to help you transform your health and energy. Then, all you have to do is act on those ideas. It really is that simple.

The greatest example of the power of this is demonstrated by the amazing Sean Bell, who is my guest on my latest podcast called, What if? This is a man who has just raised over $100,000 for the Make-a-Wish Foundation after running 4000km in 62 days from Cairns, Queensland, to Melbourne, Victoria. I don’t know about you, but if I were setting out on this overwhelming task, I think my mind would go to the wrong thoughts and questions. I am sure, I would be asking myself if I were insane! I know there would be doubts and limiting beliefs plaguing my mind. I asked Sean, how did you deal with the moments when you were struggling. He explained that he asked himself the questions that would give him the answers he wanted.

As he was going through a tough part of the run, he would ask himself, what if I could do this? How would that feel? These questions led his mind to the finish-line, as he ran across it. He imagined the feeling associated with that success. He visualised the people he would inspire as a result of finishing. He became excited about the impact his run would have on the Make-a-Wish Foundation. In the moment of that question, he re-committed himself to his task and ensured that the answer he got was the one he wanted.

Now, don’t get me wrong, there had to be adequate physical preparation and team support to help Sean reach his target. However, even with physical preparedness, many people still never achieve their desired result because they ask themselves the wrong question, which gives them the wrong answer. The first step in any success and achievement is getting the answer you want before you even get started. That will happen the moment you ask yourself the right questions.

In the moment that I decided to become a best-selling author, I had no time, no skills, no experience, no qualifications, and no idea what I was doing. So, how did it happen? It happened because of the answer I gave myself. Whilst it was an unlikely aspiration, it wasn’t impossible. I asked myself, is there any evidence to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that I could not become a best-selling author?The answer, no! Therefore, it meant it was possible, and so I visualised it done. I got to work and achieved the answer I expected.

As you move forward today and start working on the things you want in your life, would you like to remove any doubt that you can do it? Then, simply ask yourself questions about how you can get it done, and how it will feel when you do. The moment you start asking yourself the right questions, the answers you want will come to you. Then, all you have to do is get to work and create the amazing reality you want. Trust me, the answer is simple.