How are you feeling this week? It feels to me like we are at a pivot point. It is not as it was 10 weeks ago when the world pressed pause. Neither is it ever going back to how it was. I would describe myself as optimistic and yet it feels like it is going to be tough for many people as we slowly create our ‘new normal’. Many people are likely to lose their jobs which will impact on all areas of the economy. At Team NLP, we have adopted a strategy of taking our NLP courses online so we can keep going in the new future. I am wondering what are you doing to prepare yourself for the wave of change that is only going to increase over the next few months? One thing we can all do is to get ready, to be prepared. This is the focus of the blog today as I talk about goal setting and increasing personal resilience to increase our chances of success.
We are currently running our first online NLP Practitioner and have just finished the module on goal setting. It reminded me of the success team that we potentially have working for us – our conscious and unconscious minds. If I were to ask you if you have every achieved a goal I am sure you would say ‘yes’ And, equally if I said to you have you ever not achieved a goal I expect you would also say ‘yes’. So, the issue is how to adopt strategies that enable us to consistently achieve our goals. Maybe you are one of those who is thinking what is the point of setting goals anyway in such uncertain times? My view is that it is absolutely the right time to be setting goals to come out of this unprecedented period geared up for change rather than ‘hoping for the best’. Let’s find out how we do this successfully…
Our conscious mind does the easier stuff of setting the goal. We call it the ‘Goal-Setter’. Our unconscious mind does the job of achieving our goal. We call it the ‘Goal-Getter’. It is the alignment between these two that sets us up for success. Those people who take action are the ones who will achieve their goal. This means continually taking action until you get there! And, yet what often gets in the way of taking action? That’s right it’s our limiting beliefs about what is possible for us. Changing beliefs is possible and necessary if change is to stick. For example, if you set a goal for yourself that is not in alignment with your beliefs, how successful do you think you will be in achieving it? For example, your goal is to set up your own business and you have researched everything thoroughly. You have the skills and capabilities to be successful. However, you believe at a deep unconscious level that you are not good enough to have what you want. What impact will that have on your goal? That’s right, it will sabotage your focus from the start. So where do you start? Here are some tips:
- Build your own personal resilience so you know you can keep going with the energy and motivation levels that you need
- Focus on goals that are important to you not what you think you ‘should’ do
- Start to become your own observer and identify your own limiting beliefs – once you know what they are you can start the process of letting them go
- Surround yourself with people who will support you in your journey
- Get feedback and be willing to change your approach if needed
To your success…
Lindsey and Team NLP
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