"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.

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

  1. 1. QUESTIONS TO GET THINGS DONE   THE POWER OF
  2. 2. WITH THE NEW YEAR COMES . . .
  3. 3. AND
  4. 4. RESOLUTIONS ARE A BIT LIKE A MOTHER-IN-LAW   IN FACT
  5. 5. BUT (AS WE ALL KNOW) WELL-MEANING... BUT OVERLY DEMANDING. IMPOSSIBLE TO SATISFY. OPPRESSIVE.  
  6. 6. RESOLUTIONS SET US UP FOR FAILURE  
  7. 7. WHERE ARE YOUR RESOLUTIONS GOING TO END UP?  
  8. 8. AND SO I PRESENT, FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION . . .  
  9. 9. THE QUESTOLUTION  
  10. 10. WHAT ON EARTH COULD IT BE?  
  11. 11. A QUESTOLUTION = A RESOLUTION   PUT IN THE FORM OF A QUESTION
  12. 12. QUESTOLUTION: HOW MIGHT I   GET IN BETTER SHAPE THIS YEAR?
  13. 13. RECENT STUDIES SHOW WE’RE ACTUALLY MORE MOTIVATED TO ACT IF . . .  
  14. 14. . . .WE ASK OURSELVES QUESTIONS   INSTEAD OF GIVING OURSELVES COMMANDS  
  15. 15. BUT WHY?
  16. 16. QUESTIONS ARE MORE ENGAGING THAN STATEMENTS   Questolution Advantage #1
  17. 17. A QUESTION IS LIKE CHALLENGE A OR A PUZZLE
  18. 18. INSTEAD OF PUTTING IT OFF
  19. 19. QUESTIONS Questolution Advantage #2
  20. 20. “WHAT IF I WERE TO FIND NEW WAYS TO EXERCISE?”
  21. 21. OR…
  22. 22. YOU ALMOST CAN’T HELP TAPPING INTO YOUR IMAGINATION & CREATIVITY. . .
  23. 23. . . . AS YOU TRY TO MAKE A DIFFICULT CHALLENGE MORE “DOABLE.” . . . AS YOU  
  24. 24. QUESTIONS ARE MORE SHAREABLE Questolution Advantage #3
  25. 25. NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR PROCLAMATIONS YOUR PREDICTIONS OR
  26. 26. BUT EVERYBODY BECAUSE . . . RESPONDS TO A QUESTION
  27. 27. REMEMBER ADVANTAGE #1?
  28. 28. WHEN YOU  
  29. 29. HERE’S ABOUT QUESTOLUTIONS ONE MORE GOOD THING . . .
  30. 30. QUESTIONS ARE LESS INTIMIDATING THAN RESOLUTIONS Questolution Advantage #4
  31. 31. PASS / FAIL TEST A RESOLUTION IS LIKE A (THAT WE USUALLY FAIL)
  32. 32. A QUESTOLUTION IS MORE OF AN OPEN-ENDED EXPLORATION
  33. 33. AND
  34. 34. WHY NOT GIVE IT A TRY?
  35. 35. IT’S EASY TO TURN RESOLUTIONS INTO QUESTOLUTIONS
  36. 36. USE THE POPULAR INNOVATOR’S PHRASE “HOW MIGHT I . . .  
  37. 37. OR START YOUR QUESTIONS “WHAT IF. . .   WITH THE ALWAYS-POWERFUL WORDS
  38. 38. BROUGHT TO YOU BY WARREN BERGER Published by Bloomsbury AMoreBeautifulQuestion.com For more on how questioning can change your life, visit & (@GlimmerGuy)
  39. 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  

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