Throughout my training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) I found one
technique in particular to hold a certain power over me, to shine a search light on the dark recesses of my sub-conscious, and bring shocking clarity to my essential driving force, and then push me to reach new horizons. Now that I’m a NLP Practitioner myself, I really enjoy introducing this exercise to my clients. From the outside it just looks like 14 questions, but they are structured in a very specific way, and can produce incredible results, especially where behavioural change is required, or sufficient motivation is needed to achieve a desired goal.
I would like to share it here so that you may feel it’s power for yourself. Even if NLP is new to you, you will find this an effective and interesting tool to generate the motivation to achieve that big goal, or change that unwanted behaviour.
If you are doing this alone, make a note of the first thing that comes into your head as you go through each question. Don’t think about it too much.
If you are doing this with a friend, the person asking the questions should also note down the answers.
One last thing, if you feel the motivation rising like a wave, do something with it. As Anthony Robbins so wisely says “Never leave the scene of a decision without taking action first!”
The Well Formed Outcome
1) What do you want? (State it in positive terms, for example “I want to be confident” rather than “I don’t want to be anxious”)
2) How will you know when you have got it? What will you see, what will you hear and what will you feel?
3) Where, when and with whom do you want it?
4) Where, when and with whom do you NOT want it?
5) If you could have it now, would you take it?
6) What resources do you need to get it?
7) What will happen when you get it?
8) How will getting it benefit you?
9) Do you want this change in any other situations?
10) How will making this change affect any other aspects of your life?
11) What would happen if you did make that change?
12) What would happen if you didn’t make that change?
13) What wouldn’t happen if you did make that change?
14) What wouldn’t happen if you didn’t make that change?
Sasha Wallace is a Quality of Life Specialist, Business Strategy Coach, NLP Practitioner, and Author. Find out more at: http://www.sashawallacehorizons.co.uk
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