If you have been committed to your goal and have been implementing all the techniques discussed previously in the book, then you are doing an amazing job. You just have one more chapter to go for you to learn how to unlock the power of positive thinking. To bring you closer to your goal, this chapter will teach you a couple of fantastic NLP techniques for developing and boosting a positive mindset.
First, what is NLP? NLP or neuro-linguistic programming is a term invented by Dr. Richard Bandler in the 1970s. He defined the term as a system of alternative therapy based on this which seeks to educate people in self-awareness and effective communication and to change their patterns of mental and emotional behavior.
In other words, NLP is a brilliant personal development, psychotherapy, and communication approach that benefits you in a number of ways. It is designed to help you develop positive thinking. Without going into more details of NLP techniques, here are two amazing NLP techniques that will be truly beneficial in assisting you to achieve a positive mindset.
Self-anchoring is a technique that helps you experience a positive emotion upon saying or doing something that you have anchored that response with. Start by identifying a state you are interested in experiencing; for instance, self-confidence. Next, do something that makes you feel confident. For instance, it could be speaking a positive affirmation. Once, you are in that state, start imagining a big smoke circle. Step inside that circle and slowly feel positive energy engulfing you. Then, step out of that circle and think of anything irrelevant to that emotion. Think of unrelated ideas and other distractions. And then, step in the circle after five minutes and observe how you feel. If you start feeling confident and happy, then you are starting to learn the technique of self-anchoring. If not, then you should continue to practice stepping into and out of the circle until you anchor it in your mind. Don’t worry if it doesn’t work for you right away. Keep practicing this technique and you will eventually realize its effects.
Take any bad episode that has happened to you and ponders over your feelings associated with it. For instance, a bad interview. What feeling does it bring? It may be self-doubt, disappointment or shame. Now imagine yourself ten years from now and think about how you would perceive that episode. Would you still feel embarrassed over it? It is probable that it won’t seem as intimidating as it was when you first experienced it. Perhaps you would feel confident of yourself if anything similar happened again. This is what content reframing does.
It reshapes a bad situation into a positive one so that it wouldn’t have the same negative effect on you again. Apply this tactic to different situations in your life to transform bad experiences into positive and uplifting ones.
Practice these two techniques as much as possible and apply them in the situations that you face. It will promote and maintain positivity in your mind. Also, it will help you develop a forward-thinking perspective that focuses on the good side of things. Remember that this is an ongoing process. At some point, you may think that you’ve achieved the confidence that you want, but just keep going and don’t stop.
It is close to impossible to be successful unless you have a positive frame of mind. After all, achieving a goal starts with having the right mindset and breaking free from your limitations. So, if you are completely certain that you want to reach the pinnacle of success and accomplish all your goals and objectives, then you must exercise every single technique discussed in this guide. Getting started may be challenging or overwhelming, but once you learn how to transform your mind, you will gain something that can’t be taken away from you.
A positive mindset can indeed bring you massive success, but it requires constant practice and application. It’s an ongoing process that needs to be maintained. It should be in your nature, and not just something that you turn to when things go wrong.
You have everything that you need to transform your mind and take control of your success. It doesn’t matter how bad you’ve faltered in the past. If you make the right choices for your life, then everything else will eventually fall into place. Today, choose to live your life with a positive mindset.”