Self-Improvement Friday Fix: The Miracle Question How to Start Imagining a Positive Future By Amy Morin, LCSW, Editor-in-Chief Published on October 21, 2022 Print Verywell / Julie Bang Table of Contents View All Table of Contents Friday Fix: Episode 208 More About the Podcast Every Friday on The Verywell Mind Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, shares the “Friday Fix”—a short episode featuring a quick, actionable tip or exercise to help you manage a specific mental health issue or concern. Follow Now: Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Google Podcasts / RSS Friday Fix: Episode 208 There’s more than one way to tackle the same problem–especially when it comes to mental health problems. Some therapists focus on problems and all the things that contribute to emotional pain and suffering. The goal is to help people gain insight into their problems so they can create positive changes. Solution-Focused Therapy Solution-focused therapists focus on solutions only. These therapists don’t explore old childhood wounds and they don’t talk about past mistakes. They keep the conversation about the here and now and the steps someone can take when moving forward. That’s why a lot of them ask the miracle question. It’s a question that helps people start imagining a more positive future. When people imagine a positive future, they often start taking helpful action. Just talking about a positive future can remind people of their inner strength and the resources they can use to make their lives better. You don’t have to go see a solution-focused therapist to start thinking about a more positive future for yourself. You can answer the miracle question for yourself right now. On this episode of The Verywell Mind Podcast, I share what the question is and how answering it for yourself might motivate you to create positive changes. More About the Podcast The Verywell Mind Podcast is available across all streaming platforms. If you like the show, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews and ratings are a great way to encourage other people to listen and help them prioritize their mental health too. Editor’s Note: Please be mindful that this transcript does not go through our standard editorial process and may contain inaccuracies and grammatical errors. Thank you. For media or public speaking inquiries, contact Amy here. Download the Transcript Links and Resources Follow Amy Morin on Instagram Check out Amy’s books on mental strength If You Liked This Episode You Might Also Like These Episodes: Friday Fix: How to Make Visualization Actually Work for You Psychological Tricks for Creating Lasting Change With Professor Katy Milkman Friday Fix: How to Become Mentally Stronger The Power of Future Thinking for Healthy Living By Amy Morin, LCSW, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, is the Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind. She's also a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and international bestselling author. Her books, including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," have been translated into more than 40 languages. Her TEDx talk, "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong," is one of the most viewed talks of all time. See Our Editorial Process Meet Our Review Board Share Feedback Was this page helpful? Thanks for your feedback! What is your feedback? Other Helpful Report an Error Submit Speak to a Therapist Online Advertiser Disclosure × The offers that appear in this table are from partnerships from which Verywell Mind receives compensation.