For example, if I am trying to lose weight, I know that by not buying the candy or the cookie mix in the grocery store it is much easier for me to eat healthy snacks. It is really easy for me to forget this simple thing but if I am really honest with myself what has made a huge difference in my life is not having the junk food in the house. So if I ask myself, "What's worked before to help you lose weight?" the answer would have to be don't have the junk food in the house.
If I find myself not painting enough and I know I really miss it but somehow other things seem to be getting in the way, I can help solve the problem by asking myself, " What motivated or inspired me to paint before?" I would have to answer taking a class with a really supportive teacher and group of women. Now that I have stopped comparing my work to the work of others in the class, taking a class always motivates me to paint. I always look forward to the class and seem to paint much more during the weeks that I am in a class. So once more the simple question, "What worked before?" helps me to solve a problem that I am facing in the present.
It is normal to face the same problem many times in our lives. It is normal to forget what has worked for us in the past. But when you ask the question, the answer usually comes. Try it. When you have a problem, ask yourself "What worked before?" See if it helps. I feel confident that you will find that it does.
As always it is fun for me to share what I think about on my walk. If working with a creativity coach is something that you have thought about, I would love to talk to you. Just email me and we can set a time to talk about your plans and dreams!
Remember: When you share your dreams with the world, magic happens!