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/// Sep 27, 2018 8:00:00 AM

How to use NLP to demystify the journey to success

Posted by The Coaching Room

For some reason there’s usually a cloak of wonder and incredulity whenever the theme of success is mentioned. As a concept, it still seems to be heralded as this grand reward reserved for a select few – “special” people who bear the mark of the gods and have been chosen for a gloried and worldly purpose.

Furthermore, when people (who have attained some level of accomplishment in an area of their lives) discuss this ideology, it is sometimes delivered in a tone of superiority – a kind of “I figured this out, sucks you haven’t” manner. This, unfortunately, leaves listeners despondent and overwhelmed by the very idea of what it means to achieve success.

This kind of thinking, of course, is removed from reality.

Success by its very nature is democratic. It has no specific affiliation, nor is it restricted to a certain person, place or thing. It has such a rich and textured meaning to different people. Above all, success is not elusive: it can be achieved and is not a weird and fruitfully poetic idea.

This is where NLP training can be an incredible ally, and indeed, help in demystifying the pathway to success. 

For starters, most times people who are excellent at a certain task (whether it’s some kind of skill or even within relationships for instance) don’t necessarily know why. If you asked them to give you a specific explanation or outline a concrete process, you’ll get a lot of “Ummms” and “Hmmms”. 

With that said, let’s clarify the roadmap to success: 

 

Success is a self-awareness tool

Neuro-linguistic programming explores success from a neurological and subjective level. It looks at successful people and deconstructs what they do – their thinking, habits, and rituals – which ultimately enable them to articulate in way that is understandable and relatable.

So, for employees who are excellent at their jobs and can’t pinpoint the reasons why, an interaction with an accredited NLP practitioner can be incredibly beneficial: they will help in teasing out the specifics, and bring such insights (of what they do that makes such a person so effective) to the forefront of their subconscious.


Success is deconstructed and doable change

Neuro-linguistic programming is the study of subjectivity. Specifically, it explores the natural process in which people make changes, locate their voices, and alter their feelings. 

When it comes to modifications in any area of one’s life, there is a claustrophobic focus on the idea that it is hard and not exactly doable. You don’t have to look far, consider this season of New Year resolutions: most people don’t even bother to set goals because they instinctively feel that they’re setting themselves up for failure.

With NLP training, individuals are trained to see change not as this lofty and unrealistic state of utopia, but as a practical and feasible set of actions that come about from the rewiring of their internal and external faculties. 

Such proficiency equips one with mental strategies that re-enforces a positive attitude, and in turn, reframes as success attainable.

Success can be applied to all areas of one’s life

In addition to the unearthing of internal processes that work (by bringing such practices to the forefront of one’s consciousness), neuro-linguistic programming also champions fluidity.


By the very nature of this concept, NLP tends to take a holistic approach to success – by showing how you can take the best of your mind, and make it applicable to not just one, but all areas of your life.


As you can clearly see, embracing the ethos of NLP training can not only contribute to the illumination of the success journey but also, eradicating the soft personal bigotry that comes with low expectations.

 

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