“What’s right with you?” is one of my favorite Solomonisms. It’s a different kind of question, isn’t it? And, once asked, it never fails to stop a person in their tracks. Why? Because as optimistic and upbeat as we’d like to think we are, we’re used to people finding fault before favor. It’s a cultural tendency and, might I add, a habit that would serve us to break.
The question, “What’s right with you?” helps people open up to the possibilities of their lives. Try it and you’ll find that sitting in the space of that question will dramatically change your focus; it will literally change what you see and how you see it. No longer will you be looking for a problem to solve, a challenge to overcome, or issue to work through. What a relief!
Check out Chapter 30 in my book, “Impact! What Every Woman Needs to Know to Go From Invisible to Invincible.” It’s called “What if There’s Nothing Wrong With You?” I wrote this chapter in response to my 19 years of research that has repeatedly concluded that the quickest and easiest way to positively transform our lives is to consciously seek out and focus on our strengths. End of story.
Ask yourself “What’s right with me?” every day for a week, and watch yourself transform before your very eyes. Notice how your attitude becomes more accepting, forgiving, loving and compassionate. Watch yourself as you, unexpectedly, find yourself looking for what’s right with the person in front of you too!
I thought of you today after I watched this video that a dear friend passed along. He told me to stop what I was doing, and spend 22 minutes to change my world. I did. And it did.
Dewitt Jones, a world-class photojournalist for National Geographic, created this all too short video which shows us “What’s right with the world”. Give yourself the gift of watching it and then spend a few minutes with pen and paper and write down everything that’s right with you and your world. You are going to feel great, and accomplish things that, up until now, you’d only been talking about.
I’d love it if you’d share parts of that list with me. I want to know what’s working for you in your world. So consider sending me an email at nancy@NancyDSolomon.com so I can celebrate with you.