“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.” – Dale Carnegie
This quote by the amazing Dale Carnegie is a powerful reminder of the need to complete our “dreaming” or goal setting by creating an NLP ANCHOR and then stepping onto our success path.
An anchor sets up a response pattern so that you can feel the way you want to, whenever you want. Use a sensory stimulus as the anchor to attach to the state you want, and then repeat that stimulus to recreate the state.
There are many examples of this powerful process, already in your memory bank. Have you ever noticed that when you hear an old song or smell something familiar that specific memories of sounds, tastes, smells or feelings are triggered? That’s because you consciously or unconsciously created an anchor for this experience.
And you can use this anchoring on purpose, to change your behavior and achieve your goals, such as loosing weight, stopping smoking, overcoming the fear of public speaking, successfully interviewing for a job, improving performance and much, much more. It can be as easy as turning on a light switch…
Here are the basic steps for creating an anchor.
- Decide what state you want to anchor. (i.e. confidence)
- Recall a past vivid experience for the state you are anchoring.
- Apply a specific trigger as the state is reaching its peak (i.e. press your thumb and index finger together, or think of a symbol)
- Break the state – think about something else, then
- Test and Repeat the anchor until you achieve the experience you want
So, think about your dream or goal. What specifically do you want to accomplish? How will it look, feel, sound taste and smell when you achieve it?
Allow your senses to really come alive as you experience achieving your goal in each of your senses. Allow that “experience” to grow and grow until it could burst in its intensity. Then apply your trigger.
Working with a clinical hypnotherapist and NLP practioner will allow you to take full advantage of these and even more powerful tools for your personal development and success.
Repeating these steps again and again will bring life to your goals and from that life comes the next step… suiting up and heading out to achieve your success…
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Wishing you Many blessings this year and always, Patricia
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