Watch…red/read …Night/Knight . . . X.
Ambiguity of language causes a light and sometimes a deep trancelike state. We essentially have an internal dialogue search for the correct meaning of a word or statement. The end result is that we hear only the last part of an ambiguous statement. For example, “As you can see, I wear a gold watch the changes happen in your life.” I use the ambiguous word watch to lead into my directional statement (I might add to this by pointing at my watch).
“The feather was so light years ahead of its time.” Remember, the complete sentence does not have to make sense (just dollars … I couldn’t resist!) — only the last part of the statement or message makes sense.
I wonder if X.
The statement indirectly gets you to focus on a specific action or activity without actually having to be told to do it. “I wonder if you put your hands comfortably on your lap.” I never really told you to do it, but most people will comply.
“I wonder how long you have been motivated to start your own business.”
“I wonder if you are serious about going ahead today.”
“I wonder if you could really enjoy the service … ”
I’m curious to know X.
The same as “I wonder if X.” “I’m curious to know how long you’ve needed this product?”
(Name) is curious to know (or wonder if) X.
You can use any individual, alive, dead, real or imagined as part of these patterns. The use of a name can give merit and additional impact to the pattern.
“I am sure God is curious to know if you are taking the right step.”
“Mr. Jones wonders if you are ready to achieve all the dreams in your life.”