Sunday, February 8, 2009

Using NLP to motivate yourself by IAIN

We all feel frozen, unsure of our abilities, scared of the unknown at some point, but if you really want success you WILL need to step out of your comfort zone.

The first step is the hardest… but it gets easier once you get going.

… but you HAVE to be brave. Remember WHY you want to achieve your goals. Use visualization and affirmation techniques to keep you focused on the outcome.

Once you get going you’ll gain momentum. You’ll grow in strength and confidence. Be brave, it’s worth it…

… and it’s ok NOT to think positive thoughts all the time. It’s natural. We all have biorhythms, and that means our moods swing up and down each month. Naturally.

Trying to think positive thoughts all day when you’re feeling down will drive you insane!

Make the most of your positive days and work hard towards your goals.

If you’re feeling down and start to feel stressed, take a step away from your goals and just relax. Stop worrying. You’ll only attract the things you’re worrying about.

Take a walk. Take a vacation. Have some fun.

It’s all about balance and working with the flow… instead of fighting with yourself.

Or feeling guilty because you’re not fighting at all…

If fears and doubts are holding you back from making progress on your goals this motivation exercise may help get you started -

NLP Mind Power Technique For Motivation
Think about the most important BIG goal you’ve set yourself. Think about how you’d like to be really motivated to reach it, and to be really motivated to take action on those smaller goals that will lead you there.

Now, think back to a time in the past when you were really motivated. Think about how you took action on that motivation and did whatever it was you set out to do.

Run through that event and make the pictures bigger, brighter and more colourful. Feel what you felt and suck that motivation into your body as if you were there now, doing it again for the first time.

Make the emotions stronger and stronger, and keep building up the feeling of taking action and successfully doing what you set out to do. Run the story through your mind several times, each time building the momentum.

Now, as your motivation builds up, rub the palm of your dominant hand on your thigh. As you do so, think about even more occasions when you were highly motivated and increase those sensations even further.

Keep rubbing your thigh, and know that whenever you want to call upon that highly motivated feeling, all you have to do is rub your thigh.

Finally, while still rubbing your thigh, think about your most important BIG goal and all of the smaller goals you must complete to make it. Imagine reaching them with everything going well, reaching that big goal right on your deadline.

Can you see what we’re doing here? We are taking your motivation – which you clearly have – and adding it first to the motion of rubbing your palm on your thigh, and secondly adding that motivation to the thought processes of reaching your most important goal.

Now the great thing is that you can do that exercise for every goal you set yourself. By imagining it all going perfectly well and reaching every goal on time, you’re increasing your self-belief and getting your motivation flowing around your body.

And when you’re highly motivated and you take action on that motivation then you’re much more likely to reach your smaller goals which, in turn, breeds even more motivation.

If it helps, do that exercise a few times. You’ll soon feel incredibly motivated and, when your motivation starts to subside, rub your palm on your thigh to start bringing back all of those amazing motivational feelings!

And if at any point in the future you find your rub-your-thigh motivational trigger subsiding, simply do the entire exercise again.

Hearty Thanx to.... IAIn LEGG


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