The Right Questions: Ten Essential Questions To Guide You to an Extraordinary Life
How mature is the part of you that manages your finances, plans your daily meals, or decides how to act in your intimate relationships? Most of us don’t realize that our everyday actions are being directed by unconscious beliefs and commitments we made as children - in other words, the five-year-old within us is running the show! The Right Questions will wake you out of the "trance" of unconscious choices and give you the strength to act on your deepest convictions. Purposefully written to bypass the intellect, these ten powerful questions go straight to your inner knowing.
The New York Times bestselling author Debbie Ford offers ten profound questions that will change the choices we make - ultimately empowering us to fulfill our life’s dreams. It’s easy to forget that the circumstances of our day-to-day lives are the result of decisions we made yesterday, last month and last year. We don’t wind up thousands of dollars in debt because of one extravagant purchase, nor do we gain thirty pounds as a result of one decadent dinner. And our relationships certainly don’t end overnight because of a single heated argument. We are where we are because of the decisions we make every day. If we want to better understand how we have created our present-day reality, all we need to do is look at the choices we made and continue to make along the way. The Right Questions offers a remarkable new awareness of why we do what we do, providing the tools as well as the freedom to create the life we always wanted.
Why I Wrote This Book
I was fortunate enough to grow up with a father who was a judge. The greatest life lesson I learned from my father was that every choice we make will produce either a positive or a negative consequence. When I was 13 years old and running around all over Miami like a young teen in the 70s, my father would always ask me, “Is what you’re going to do going to make you the kind of woman you want to be? Is it going to bring you the respect that you want? Is it going to make you feel good about yourself? Will you like who you are?” He challenged me to think about each and every choice I was making. When I stopped resisting his wise nature, I woke up to the extraordinary reality that we are a product of the choices that we make. We don’t wind up in debt from one bad purchase. We don’t wind up with clogged arteries because of one bad food choice. These are the results of many choices, mostly made on autopilot. After having the privilege to train hundreds of extraordinary people, I‘ve learned that most people don’t get where they want to go not because of their conscious choices because of their unconscious choices, their automatic programming, their bad behavior, their patterns that have become deeply ingrained. The Right Questions is a demand for us to wake up from autopilot, put our hands back on the steering wheel of our lives, and to each day see if we are making choices that promise us the results we are actively seeking.
“Sometimes we don’t get the right answers, simply because we haven’t asked the right questions. Not anymore. Debbie Ford tells us what we should really ask, in order to get what we really want.”
- Marianne Williamson, author of Everyday Grace
“Debbie Ford, with her wise mind and caring heart, is an innovative thinker and a skillful guide on the path to emotional freedom.”
- Tara Bennett-Goleman, author of Emotional Alchemy