Tuesday, 31 December 2013

New Year resolution time (again!)

There's something about the start of a new year that sets the mind, or part of it at least, towards doing something differently, or better, or maybe not at all during that coming year. Sadly, most of the resolutions made so solemnly on January 1st are long gone and forgotten by the end of the same month. 

So how can you stay motivated? What is the solution for resolutions! I believe the clue is in the word - resolve. Maybe if we chose to solve something properly in the first place we wouldn't need to re-solve it later? 

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. Zig Zigler
This is how to make it work. It is very important that you have a clear idea of what it is you want to achieve. A clear idea means that you can visualise it - actually see in your mind's eye, YOU living the goal. Seeing and hearing and feeling what you will see, hear and feel when the goal is being achieved. See the steps you must have taken to achieve the goal. Notice how good you feel. Breathe it in and feel even better about it. Do this regularly - several times a day. It will rapidly build a powerful association in your subconscious mind between the goal and the good feelings and then you will begin to find that the subconscious begins to find ways to make the good feelings happen and the goal to be achieved. Don't stop there. Keep reviewing your progress. Keep looking for other, newer ways to be even better, and to feel even better about being better. In fact, don't wait until new year for the next step, plan time - just a few minutes - every day to spend visualising all the great things you want to do in your life. It makes sense to keep an eye on the road and to be thinking about the destination - unless you want to end up in the ditch! You will be amazed at the difference this process will make in your life if you do it regularly. So start by visualising yourself doing it....................... :)

A great resource is Brian Colbert's excellent book "From Ordinary to Extraordinary"  which will give you much more detailed instructions than are possible in this short blog post. It also includes a hypnotic CD recording to help you program the concepts into your deeper mind. Even better is to book a couple of sessions with an NLP Mind Coach. Nothing beats one-to-one coaching with a skilled mind programmer! It could be the best investment you ever make.

If you are in travelling distance of Cork, appointments are available Monday to Friday between 10am until 8pm. Contact me on 021 487 6072 and book now! For people elsewhere in the country (or world!) find details of an accredited coach near you by contacting the Irish Institute of NLP on 01 490 2923.