The Wonderful World of ‘What If’


The Wonderful World of 'What If'

In “I Dwell in Possibility,” beloved poet Emily Dickinson wrote:

I dwell in Possibility –
A fairer House than Prose –
More numerous of Windows –
Superior – for Doors –

Of Chambers as the Cedars –
Impregnable of eye –
And for an everlasting Roof
The Gambrels of the Sky –

Of Visitors – the fairest –
For Occupation – This –
The spreading wide my narrow Hands
To gather Paradise –

Questions are powerful tools
for turning unexplored possibilities
into fulfilling realities
and stepping into your greatness!

Here are 10 questions to prime your possibilities pump:

  • What would you do with your life if you didn’t think you were too young (or old) to succeed?
  • What would you dare to do with your life if you knew you couldn’t fail?
  • What would you love to do with your life if you knew you could make a living at it?
  • What would you do with your life if you didn’t need to make any money doing it?

What would you start doing
with your life today
if you didn’t care
what anyone else thought?

  • What irritates you most? What delights you most? What might result if you focused less on what irritates you and invested more of your energy in encouraging what delights you?
  • What is your fondest desire? What constructive emotion do you believe you’d feel more often once you attain what you seek? How might you foster more of that same constructive emotion just as things are right now?
  • What is the number one self sabotaging habit you employ to keep yourself small? What more supportive and loving practice might you replace it with to allow yourself to shine?
  • Which of your  attributes/habits most frustrate you? If you embraced and respected them, how might those seeming drawbacks actually represent hidden talents?

If you gave yourself
the same care and attention
you give your friends and loved ones,
what support would you
give yourself right now?

Renowned poet Rainer Maria Rilke advised in his Letters to a Young Poet

Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language… Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answers.


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About djwlifecoach

As a retired board-certified coach, author and Reiki master teacher, I continue to share hope, possibilities and empowerment with the world. What's love got to do with minimizing stress and getting unstuck? Everything! My book, "Choose Your Energy: Change Your Life!" (Hay House/Balboa Press 2013) shares my story and the stories of 10 of my clients along with my signature Discovery Framework. During my 30 years as an organization transformation consultant, I served as a senior partner in four of the world's largest, most prestigious global professional services firms. In 2005, I took a five-year sabbatical to find healing and peace because non-stop work had taken its toll. My recovery from burnout, including a sustained 80-pound weight loss and freedom from 10 years of debilitating depression, led to finding my purpose sharing hope, possibilities and empowerment with the world. Through healing and self-exploration, I discovered that loving yourself unconditionally is the key to transforming your personal life, your work and the world. With attention and intention, I learned to live in alignment with love through a wealth of energy-shifting tools and techniques that help me reduce stress, anxiety and overwhelm by releasing limiting beliefs, emotions and habits. My books, blog and radio episodes help individuals and organizations harness the transformative energy of love to turn unexplored possibilities into fulfilling realities and step into their greatness. Learn more and access FREE resources at For fun, I love singing, reading, sewing, knitting, golfing and movies. I live in Williamsburg, Virginia with my husband, Wilson, and the coaching cats who manage my life—SiddhaLee and Maisy Jane.
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1 Response to The Wonderful World of ‘What If’

  1. Sam Red says:

    Dear Deborah, these Qs offer a really practical tool for getting important insights into the areas in our lives where we could make changes to feel more inspired, empowered and fulfilled. The work you are doing is wonderful and clearly heart-felt. Warm greetings, Sam 🙂

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