THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION - What do you want?
Transformation Magazine|June 2021
Experience more of what you want, feed a happy mind, and find solutions faster;
Terez Hartmann

WDYW?

Before you even start reading this article, I’d like to encourage you to first STOP to consider THE most important question:

What

Do

You

Want?

WDYW?

And, more specifically: What do you want to get out of this article?

Did you take a moment to answer this question? If so, I’m sending you a virtual high five right now!

If not, why not?

Did you know that you are 100 times more likely to experience and get to where you really want to go when you are clear about your desired destination? Yes, I know for sure that there are times you may not yet know exactly what you want or where you want to go, but rather than just wander the streets aimlessly, drive around in circles, or go shopping while wearing a blindfold, life is FAR more fun and rewarding when you consciously choose some kind of direction and start moving toward it.

Case in point: Social media and the Internet. With bazillions of bits and bytes bombarding your brain from virtually EVERY angle ALL day long, it’s far too easy to find yourself wondering why large blocks of time seemed to just vanish from your life or how you managed to land on a video about the mating habits of Galápagos marine iguanas! If simple exploration or learning about the love lives of reptiles was what you were truly after, then yay! But if you’d rather not run your train of thought off the rails and instead prefer to chug happily along into the sunset, ask THE most important question first:

What

Do

You

Want?

WDYW?

GIVE THE MONKEY (MIND) A BANANA!

We humans are wired to move. We are movin’, groovin’ focusing machines that are always reaching for something. So when you’re rollin’ down the road or have boarded a train of thought that moves you toward something you want, this can definitely work in your favor. But, when the mind and body have not been given a focal point or target, all manner of mental (and physical) mayhem can ensue, which can and will lead you down some pretty crazy—or even dark—rabbit holes. The best fix? Give the monkey (mind) a banana by deciding in advance what you intend to focus upon next. I keep an “Onward, Upward & Forward” list handy that is filled with ideas for work/home/family/wellness/ fun/etc., which makes it easy for me to choose my next productive-focused option.

While you don’t need (or want!) to plan every second of every day, if you have an intelligent, fast-moving mind that can go around the world in 8 seconds or less—especially at night when everything slows down—it is far better to be intentional than idle. So taking the time to…

• Ask THE most important question throughout your day: WDYW?

Followed by

• Choosing a related focal-point or action

…can be THE difference between a calm, clear, happy mental state or a monkey mind on speed!

FROM PROBLEM TO SOLUTION

On another note, moving from being entrenched in a problem to realizing a solution can be far simpler than you think.

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