One Powerful Question Transforms Your Life

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Before each action, ask yourself this one powerful question…

I was introduced to a book today, about transforming your life with one powerful question.

Forward Steps Personal Development Collection ImageThose of you who know me, will know how much I love questions for providing effectual access to personal transformation.

This book title intrigued me, particularly because it asserted that one powerful question would “do the trick”!

The question that the author suggested we use, is…

What is one thing I can do now, to improve it by 1%?

Perfect! It aligns perfectly with my business name of Forward Steps. A one percent improvement is precisely that – one step forward.

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When you have the opportunity, I recommend reading (ad) Darren Hardy’s, The Compound Effect. It goes into that topic at a much deeper level and explains in much more detail, how incremental steps can really pay off over time.

One powerful question article quote image 1Are you looking to move forward in any area of life right now? For example, taking a relationship to another level, improving work circumstances, wanting to feel more motivated, or even feeling like you want to do nothing at all.

Here’s a challenge for you…

During this next week, for every action (and non-action) that you choose, each moment ask yourself, “What is one thing I can do now, to improve it by 1%?”

Consider, even in moments of not wanting to do anything, how you could improve your “do nothing time” by 1%? Could you maybe shut down your electronics and phones? Could you set up a room for the express purpose of your doing nothing all day?

How about when wanting to improve relationships within your family, the workplace or socially? Could you be 1% more present in your conversations? How about giving 1% more hugs, compliments or thank you comments during each day.

One powerful question article quote image 2Within each task along the journey of a work project, could you stay with a problem 1% longer? Can you invite another person’s perspective? How about 1% extra work time allotted? This may only be around 5 minutes at the end of a work day, however, you might use those minutes for clearing or setting up your work space, ready to begin promptly the next morning.

One percent might not seem very much. Yet, over the period of a full year and applied to every area of life, I can well imagine that the differences and impacts will be considerable.

Go ahead, right now, and post that question at a prominent place in your home, office and car. Practice it all of this week.

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I look forward to hearing your experiences with this power question and sharing unique ideas for implementing it.

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Hi, I'm Thea Westra at Forward Steps (

Hi, I'm Thea Westra at Forward Steps (

Since March 2003, I've been sharing practical, positive, thought provoking and inspiring self improvement content online. My aim is simple - to offer tips and resources that help us enhance our daily experience of life and to keep stepping forward. Perth, Western Australia is the place I call home and I'm the author of "Time For My Life: 365 Stepping Stones". You might also know me from the Forward Steps personal development blog and the daily series of "365 Forward Steps Notes", all designed to add wings to our unique life journeys.

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