Lesson #65: The Power of Lofty Questions

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How do I always write such powerful lessons?

I was sitting with my sister, Rosana last week for an impromptu coffee date, catching up on life. Rosana was talking about creating an affirmation to help with a struggle she was having and the words ‘lofty questions’ popped into my head.

When the words popped into my head again a bit further into the conversation I knew I had to share.

Lofty questions are like affirmations with a twist.

The problem with affirmations

With affirmations, you create a positive statement about something you want to create in your life, and word it as though it has already happened. After all, your subconscious doesn’t know the difference between what is fantasy and what is reality. It’s also important that your feelings are in alignment with what you are saying.

An example could be:

I have a wildly successful and thriving business.

But the problem is, there’s this little doubt that comes up and says “no you don’t” or “yeah right”. After all, you are saying something that your conscious mind can rationalise as ‘not true’.

A Lofty Questions reframe

With lofty questions your statement is turned into a question, such as:

Why do I have such a wildly successful and thriving business?

This reframe puts the mind to work finding ways to answer the question.

How I discovered this concept

I first heard of this concept in a masterclass by Vishen Lakhiani, founder of Mindvalley, who in turn learnt it from Christie Marie Sheldon.

Since sharing it with Rosana, who immediately put it to use (to almost magical effect) I’m aware how powerful it is.

Where to start

This process is super simple so I suggest starting right now.

1.Think of one thing you would love to have in your life.

2.Now write it as a question as though you already have it.

How do I have such a wildly successful and thriving business?

Why does money flow to me so easily?

How am I so good at attracting the perfect person for me?

How do I feel so satisfied with my life?

Take it further

Write your lofty question on a piece of paper and put it up somewhere where you will see it.

Repeat it to yourself every day, especially first thing in the morning and last thing in the day.

Watch your question become your reality!

Here’s to your success!




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Orly Grace

Orly Grace

Orly Grace writes lessons from life to inspire and empower. See her other creations at www.circlesoflife.net