Monday, April 20, 2015

Q is for Questions



"For true success ask yourself these four QUESTIONS: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?" ~ 
James Allen 

I love this because I have a bad habit of telling myself "I can't" or "not now." Whenever I tell myself those things I need to remember to then ask "Why not?" There's usually not a good answer to that question. 

And I couldn't resist this picture to go along with the quote because I love when dogs cock their heads and give us this kind of quizzical expression. When Clancy does it I get the impression he thinks I've finally gone off the deep end. :D 

17 comments:

  1. I love these questions too. Especially the question, why not me? That's my favorite.

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  2. These questions have been ruling my thoughts the last several days. I've got a big decision to make and my fear keeps getting in the way. Damn those stupid inner voices of doubt! Why not me?! should be every writer's mantra. :)

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  3. Alex is wrong. Clancy's question is 'Why not now?'

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  4. Great quote! One of my cats cocks his head to the side and stares at me like that...as if I'm so confusing to him. Haha.

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  5. I love the topic but I love the picture of the dog more! Can't really tell what question his face convey. just love it!

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  6. Yup, these are good questions to ask ourselves.

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  7. Yeah, there definitely is not a good answer to that question.

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  8. I like asking myself why not. Or actually, answering 'why not' when people asked me why I do things.

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  9. 'Why not?' is a great question to ask yourself. I ask it all the time in my writing life, but not in my every day life. Maybe I should start!

    Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

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  10. Four questions I realize as I'm reading them I prefer to avoid. So, maybe, it's time to stop to doing that. I'm glad I stopped by today. :-)
    Take 25 to Hollister
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

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  11. I never thought of these 4 questions-what a great motivator! The dog is priceless and they do sure give you the look when they do this:)

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  12. Those are the questions, alright. And, oh, my, best accompanying photo ever! Dogs do quizzical like no other species. :)

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  13. They can be so expressive. They know how to win our hearts :)

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  14. Those are good questions to ask; like you said, usually there isn't a good reason why we choose not to do something.

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  15. These are excellent questions. Why not is just a way to adjust your frame of reference. Someone will and it might as well be you.

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  16. I'm one for talking myself out of something, too. I'm going to have to ask myself these questions next time.

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