Sometimes, it takes the view of another person to help you shift your outlook on specific tasks, results, or problems. Tim Ferriss lists 17 questions you could ask yourself in such a situation.

Imagine asking yourself: “What if I did the opposite for 48 hours?”
This is pretty much risk-free, and it will allow you to test different means to an end. It could shift your outlook on a task significantly, if it works. If it doesn’t work, you’ll be back to the old ways in 48 hours. No harm done!

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Another amazing set of questions to help you adjust your mindset, if needed, is “What are the worst things that could happen? And could I get back here, where I am now?”
These questions are based on Stoic practices, and help you assess what irrational fears might be preventing action. And by allowing yourself to think about the consequences, you can plan for ‘getting back to where you are now’, i.e. putting a back up plan in order.


What has been a question you’ve asked yourself that has provided a massive shift in mind set?

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