Posts tagged neuro-linguistic programming
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~Albert Einstein
The last entry ending with a description of and homework for “capture.” Did you do a capture around a goal and why it is important to you? Here is my capture for why I intend to return to my optimal bodyweight by the end of this year:
- I am tired of being tired.
- I want the energy and vitality to really live my life again.
- I want to be able to jog again.
- I want to be able to play tennis again.
- I want to compete again in running road races.
- I want to look great in a swimsuit.
- I want to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
- I want to run with the bulls in Spain.
- I want to be around to play with my grandchildren.
- I want to feel attractive again.
- I want to feel great about my appearance on stage when I am working and performing.
- I want my family to be proud of me.
- I want to feel energized and strong.
- I want the energy to live my dreams.
- I want to feel how great it feels to be an athlete again.
- I want to buy a new elegant wardrobe at my ideal weight.
- I want to see the wonder in the eyes of people when they see me again.
- I want my mother to see me in shape again while she is still living.
- I don’t want to get diabetes and this runs in my family and being overweight makes it much worse.
- I want to live a long life and have the energy and health to really enjoy it.
That may be enough for this entry. If you read those over, you will find that some of these are things that I want to move towards – positive motivation – and some of them are things that I want to move away from – negative motivation. When I was first studying NLP they taught us both positive and negative motivation strategies. The also taught us to create a compulsion – a place where you are simultaneously driven away from what you do not want and pulled towards what you do want. Although I am not going to create a near phobic response More >
“To the person who does not know where he wants to go there is no favorable wind.” ~Seneca
Vision. This entry will talk about the process of creating a vision; creating a vision as part of the process of making a plan to achieve a specific goal. I know that I just finished an entire nine part series about creating a vision and I shared that information on this blog. Still, this will come after “vision” from a slightly different angle and it is information well worth having.
Before we talk about vision again, I’m going to share a bit of backstory. Some of you know that I am a certified NLP Practitioner. Some of you even know what that means – at least in the field of self-improvement and self-development. For all of you though, and for me, I am going to start sharing some of my NLP history and experiences in this blog. NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) is such a powerful set of skills and learnings and it is a key set of techniques that I continually call upon to help my clients and myself. How did I get involved in NLP and what does that have to do with “vision?’ Still more backstory is needed for that.
So now, I am stepping into the “Wayback Machine.” (Quick, anyone remember where that phrase comes from?) In 1984, I was hired by a small start-up in Southern California, my first job after college. I was hired as an accountant and what a wild and great experience I had there. The two founders of this company, George Handgis and Bob McNulty, had a vision of creating the largest Home Improvement Centers chain in the USA. Armed with drive, seemingly unshakeable self-confidence, and not much money, they very nearly made it. More >