If you always do what you’ve always done,
You’ll always get what you’ve always got… And there’s always more !!
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a new technology, being used as an effective tool in promoting community development. NLP is a powerful instrument to identify one’s personal strengths, rediscover the hidden potential, motivate one to increase self-confidence, open one’s mind to dream of the future, and empower the person to pursue and fulfill his or her dream.
One helpful way to explore a definition is to separate out its three core elements:
Neuro:- This refers to our neurology and more specifically to our five senses (sight, hearing, touch, smell, taste) through which we take in information from the environment around us.
Linguistic: – Our language, verbal and non-verbal, and how we code, organize and give meaning to our experiences.
Programming: – The strategies and approaches we use to achieve consistent results or outcomes.
NLP is how to use the mind’s own language to consistently achieve our specific and desired outcomes.
NLP has often been described as the study of subjective experience. It’s an attitude and methodology that leaves behind a trail of techniques.
Attitude Through extreme curiosity, wanton experimentation and acting ‘As If’
Methodology Modeling what someone with exceptional talent does and teaching it to others for accelerated learning
Techniques A host of tried and tested tools that enable practitioners and clients alike to achieve their outcomes, resolve problems and create generative change for individuals and organizations
The Strategies of Success
Although extracting a model of excellence is mostly done with Specific skills. Some powerful patterns have emerged such as the five strategies of successful people.
1. Know your outcome
2. Take MASSIVE action
3. Have exceptional sensory acuity
4. Have behavioral flexibility
5. Operate from a physiology and psychology of excellence
NLP provides a synthesis of knowledge and aspects of it are to be found in popular self-help programs such as the Law of Attraction and most, if not all, motivational speakers and several prominent world leaders have been trained in NLP.