01/27/2011 04:40 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Self Talk Can Make or Break You!

Good questions are like jet fuel for success and something I have used for over 25 years to keep me on the right track. Ask good questions of yourself and you will immediately improve the quality of actions you are taking. Ask bad questions and you can destroy your chances.

The questions you ask of yourself allows your mind to create solutions for you and puts you in the right direction. Most people ask poor questions of themselves like; what is wrong with me or why am I not doing well and worse. Ask bad question and you will find yourself getting further from what you want. It is important to focus on your mind on the solution, what you can do, rather than having you focus on what is wrong. Give your mind a calculation it can figure out and it will come up with solutions for you immediately.

Examples of questions to improve your success:

1. What can I do today to improve my success today?

2. Who can I meet today that needs or wants my products?

3. What can I do to most impress my clients?

4. What can I do to improve my value to my clients?

Each of these questions are focused on the future and a solution and completely disregard the past. Each question focuses your mind on the solution and puts you into action rather than having an endless mental board meeting with yourself that will only cause you to think less of yourself and do nothing. Most people spend time doing beating themselves up for past failures and then start to take less and less action.

Once you come up with answers get busy doing. Great questions will ignite you into action and immediately get you successful results.

Grant Cardone, NY Times Best Selling Author and Sales Training Expert