I started running an NLP Practitioner Training on Saturday. It is always exciting to work with a new group of people wanting to transform their lives. I must have run over 50 or 60 Practitioner trainings, and at the beginning of the training I always encourage students to set clear outcomes. To learn most effectively, it really is important to have clear outcomes in mind, and for students to realise their benefits from the training, having a clear evidence procedure for knowing whether they have achieved their outcome is essential.
When you set an outcome, you need a clear measure to let you know if you are getting closer or further away from your outcome. For example, if you were laying down a train track, if one track was laid down at a slight angle away from the other track, you might not notice it for a while, but miles in the distance, there would be an extremely wide gap between them.
The sooner you take action on the feedback, the better.