Your outcomes should be some of the most important things in your life, so respresenting them in a way that represents this importance is critical.
Past students who have have attended my NLP courses and coach trainings and have invested the time to create their own ‘dream’ boards, have been amazed at how in the future they have completely manifested these outcomes.
Being clear about what you want is essential – after all if you don’t know what you want, there are many people out there who will try to get you to do what they want, which may be unlikely to fit into your own outcomes.
Make sure that when you create your dream board, that you feel emotionally driven towards achieving it. You want to feel inspired and motivated when you think bout your outcomes. It is this emotional drive that will drive your behaviours and get you to take action.
Once you have the ‘dream’, now you need to chunk it down into how to create it. This can be a major challenge.
I once had a client who build their dream house. They had wanted to do this for over 15 years but had never done anything about it. When we explored what had been stopping him, the whole vision seemed like such a huge thing to accomplish that he couldn’t even begin to consider getting started with it. We had to break the goal down into smaller pieces. One of the first tasks was for him to consider where he wanted to build it. Although he had a clear vision and even drawn pictures of what the house would look like, he had no idea where he wanted it. Part of this involved visiting places and spending a few days in different locations to make sure it was the right place. After all, if he was going to live there it made sense to ‘try’ the place out, before he embarked on the huge project of building a house there.
Then we broke the task down onto a series of small pieces, such as getting planning permission, working out budgets, considering materials he would like to be used in the design and so on.
Within a relatively short space of time he had the project underway, where in the past it had just remained a dream.
The next NLP blog will continue this to help you put together your outcomes in ways to help you achieve them.
To immerse yourself in creating your goals, our next NLP Practitioner training is between March 14 – 20 in London.