As some of you have probably gathered by now, some of our articles are closely related to NLP, Neuro-linguistical Programming. A concept which is increasingly being applied in schools and workplaces and which is mainly designed to enhance your life and learning skills. The term was first coined in the 1970s by Richard Bandler and rapidly became a tool to develop our learning and relational skills.
It basically deals with discovering our obsolete beliefs and ideas, and seeing how frequently they are an obstruction to making headway in our professional and personal pursuits. NLP seeks to undo them by helping us “re-programme” our established ideas by opening up new and more successful approaches to how we deal with what we want to do with our lives.
NLP also invites us to look at our outcomes, our purposes and our aims. Where exactly we are going and how we can better achieve what we really want to with our lives. One of the basic tenets of NLP is that once we realise what we want to achieve, we need to be clear about our goals. First of all, it is very important to have goals, whether they be short or long term. Once you know what you want, you can begin to imagine what they would be like, to rehearse them in your mind and to think about what steps you need to take to achieve them. Only then can you begin to move forward. You have, in fact, begun to do just that.
When we talk about goals, we also need to talk about dreams. Walt Disney once said, “Before you plan, you need your dream to be there.” We should never change our dream, even though it may seem impractical or unrealistic. As we mentioned in an earlier article, what we really need to do is modify our plans. You can change your plans, but never change your dream.
Napoleon Hill once said, “Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.”
In future articles, we will be telling you how to go about doing this in more practical ways. We hope that this short introduction will encourage you to re-think how you are or aren’t achieving what you want to do with your lives.
Happy English learning!!