What if most moments in your life were filled with exactly what you wanted?
For far too many people, this feels like an impossible dream. Why? Because they have not learned to be thoroughly intentional.
Becoming intentional about most things you do is critical to getting what you want out of life.
Your brain is not wired to give you what you want. It is wired to give you what you need to survive. If the gap between what you want and what you need is too large, then you can train your brain to seek what you want. How? By practicing two questions throughout your day. Here they are:
1. What am I doing right now?
This is the ultimate consciousness question that sweeps away autopilot thinking and brings awareness to the present moment. Practicing this question several times a day will radically alter your experience. Try it for just one day and find out for yourself.
2. What do I want to be doing right now?
This question contrasts your present experience with your desires. If there is a gap between what you’re doing and what you want to be doing, you’ll notice the contrast. This is CRITICAL to getting what you want. Without the contrast, you CAN’T even begin to move in a new direction.
Becoming intentional is risky business, however. A fully intentional person lives in touch with his or her reality – and that is a very tall order for many. Is it worth it? For those with the courage to do so and the skill to manage themselves through the process, it is a daily blessing.
The good news:NLP offers the mental, emotional and communication skills you need to be a world-class self-manager. Nothing else compares.
Mike Bundrant is a retired psychotherapist, Master NLP trainer, and practicing life coach. He and his wife, Hope, founded iNLP Center in 2011. For information on coaching with Mike, please visit his coaching website AHA System.