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"Questolutions": A Simple Way to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick

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Another new year, another list of resolutions... that you're probably not going to stick to. One simple tweak can make your resolutions actionable. Here’s how and why.

Another new year, another list of resolutions... that you're probably not going to stick to. One simple tweak can make your resolutions actionable. Here’s how and why.

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  • 1. QUESTIONS TO GET THINGS DONE   THE POWER OF
  • 2. WITH THE NEW YEAR COMES . . .
  • 3. AND
  • 4. RESOLUTIONS ARE A BIT LIKE A MOTHER-IN-LAW   IN FACT
  • 5. BUT (AS WE ALL KNOW) WELL-MEANING... BUT OVERLY DEMANDING. IMPOSSIBLE TO SATISFY. OPPRESSIVE.  
  • 6. RESOLUTIONS SET US UP FOR FAILURE  
  • 7. WHERE ARE YOUR RESOLUTIONS GOING TO END UP?  
  • 8. AND SO I PRESENT, FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION . . .  
  • 9. THE QUESTOLUTION  
  • 10. WHAT ON EARTH COULD IT BE?  
  • 11. A QUESTOLUTION = A RESOLUTION   PUT IN THE FORM OF A QUESTION
  • 12. QUESTOLUTION: HOW MIGHT I   GET IN BETTER SHAPE THIS YEAR?
  • 13. RECENT STUDIES SHOW WE’RE ACTUALLY MORE MOTIVATED TO ACT IF . . .  
  • 14. . . .WE ASK OURSELVES QUESTIONS   INSTEAD OF GIVING OURSELVES COMMANDS  
  • 15. BUT WHY?
  • 16. QUESTIONS ARE MORE ENGAGING THAN STATEMENTS   Questolution Advantage #1
  • 17. A QUESTION IS LIKE CHALLENGE A OR A PUZZLE
  • 18. INSTEAD OF PUTTING IT OFF
  • 19. QUESTIONS Questolution Advantage #2
  • 20. “WHAT IF I WERE TO FIND NEW WAYS TO EXERCISE?”
  • 21. OR…
  • 22. YOU ALMOST CAN’T HELP TAPPING INTO YOUR IMAGINATION & CREATIVITY. . .
  • 23. . . . AS YOU TRY TO MAKE A DIFFICULT CHALLENGE MORE “DOABLE.” . . . AS YOU  
  • 24. QUESTIONS ARE MORE SHAREABLE Questolution Advantage #3
  • 25. NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR PROCLAMATIONS YOUR PREDICTIONS OR
  • 26. BUT EVERYBODY BECAUSE . . . RESPONDS TO A QUESTION
  • 27. REMEMBER ADVANTAGE #1?
  • 28. WHEN YOU  
  • 29. HERE’S ABOUT QUESTOLUTIONS ONE MORE GOOD THING . . .
  • 30. QUESTIONS ARE LESS INTIMIDATING THAN RESOLUTIONS Questolution Advantage #4
  • 31. PASS / FAIL TEST A RESOLUTION IS LIKE A (THAT WE USUALLY FAIL)
  • 32. A QUESTOLUTION IS MORE OF AN OPEN-ENDED EXPLORATION
  • 33. AND
  • 34. WHY NOT GIVE IT A TRY?
  • 35. IT’S EASY TO TURN RESOLUTIONS INTO QUESTOLUTIONS
  • 36. USE THE POPULAR INNOVATOR’S PHRASE “HOW MIGHT I . . .  
  • 37. OR START YOUR QUESTIONS “WHAT IF. . .   WITH THE ALWAYS-POWERFUL WORDS
  • 38. BROUGHT TO YOU BY WARREN BERGER Published by Bloomsbury AMoreBeautifulQuestion.com For more on how questioning can change your life, visit & (@GlimmerGuy)
  • 39. PHOTO  SOURCES:   • “Black  &  White  Balloons”  by  Anathea  Utley  |  used  under  CC  BY  2.0     • DeflaAng  White  Balloon  by  zeevveez  |  used  under  CC  BY  2.0  /  Converted  to  B&W,  cropped   • “Mother  in  Law”  by  José  Antonio  Morcillo  Valenciano  |  used  under  CC  BY  2.0     • “Drumroll”  by  James  Lee  |  used  under  CC  BY  2.0  /  Converted  to  B&W   • “Fat  Cat”  by  Les  ChaPield  |  used  under  CC  BY  2.0  /  Converted  to  B&W     •   Scared  baby:  “LiSle  Scared  Here  Folks”  by  bardgabbard  |  used  under  CC  BY  2.0  /  Converted  to  B&W   •   Microscope:  “Labomed  CxL”  by  igb  used  under  CC  BY  2.0  /  Converted  to  B&W,  altered  with  Q  mark     • “Stone  Tablets”  by  arbyreed,  used  under  CC  BY-­‐NC  2.0  /Converted  to  B&W     • “It  Looks  Insoluble”  by  David  Goehring  CarbonNYC  |  used  under  CC  BY-­‐NC  2.0  /Converted  to  B&W     • “Puzzl’d”    by  Robert  S.  Donovan  |  used  under  CC  BY-­‐NC  2.0       • “PuzzlePiece”  photo  by  _strawberryfields_  on  Flickr;  License:  ASribuAon,  Noncommercial,  Share  Alike     • Cat  on  window:  “Spark  Wallenda”  by  Dave  Hogg  |  used  under  CC  BY-­‐NC  2.0  /Converted  to  B&W     • “Catch  a  pit  bull  by  the  tail”  by  Beverly  &  Pack  |  used  under  CC  BY-­‐NC  2.0  /Converted  to  B&W   • “Let’s  run  away  together”  by  Beverly  &  Pack  |  used  under  CC  BY-­‐NC  2.0  /Converted  to  B&W     •   “Where  Do  I  Paddle”  by  Wayne  Silver  |  used  under  CC  BY  2.0  /  Converted  to  B&W     • “Kite  Flying  on  Beach”  by  Wayne  Silver  |  used  under  CC  BY  2.0  /  Converted  to  B&W     • “Huey  Running”  by  Wayne  Silver  |  used  under  CC  BY  2.0  /  Converted  to  B&W     • “SebasAan  Barks”  by  Brad.K|  used  under  CC  BY  2.0  /  Converted  to  B&W     • “Engagement  Ring”  by  ilovebuSer  |  used  under  CC  BY  2.0  /  Converted  to  B&W,  quesAon  mark  alteraAon     • Cat  swiping  dog  nose:  “Get  the  Cat!”  by  Greencolander  |  used  under  CC  BY  2.0  /  Converted  to  B&W     • “Batman  and  Robin”  by  N.  Feans  |  used  under  CC  BY  2.0  /  Converted  to  B&W     • “Brothers”  by  John  Spade    |  used  under  CC  BY  2.0  /  Converted  to  B&W     • “Caterpillar”  by    Wayne  Truong  |  used  under  CC  BY  2.0  /  Converted  to  B&W     • “Black  caterpillar  with  red  dots”  by  John  Tann  |  used  under  CC  BY  2.0  /  Converted  to  B&W     • “Geometrid  caterpillar  by  John  Tann  |  used  under  CC  BY  2.0  /  Converted  to  B&W     • “BuSerfly  1”  by  John-­‐Morgan  |  used  under  CC  BY  /  Converted  to  B&W       • “The  MacInnon  girls—Twins”  by  David  Dodge  used  under  CC  BY  2.0       • Torn  paper:  “Paper  (I  Am  Not)”  by  Brad  Greenlee  |  used  under  CC  BY  2.0  /  Converted  to  B&W