The Law of Intention
My book Get Lucky Now! is about how to get what you want the easy way.This blog continues the series of excerpts from Get Lucky Now. Spend a few minutes thinking about what’s missing in your life right now. What will it take to plug the gap? Sadly these issues are above our pay grade so we need to get some help from higher powers. This is a pretty good way to make a start.
- Well-intentioned thoughts often remain so.
- Spoken thoughts sometimes get done.
- Written thoughts often lead to unimagined success.
- Shared thoughts propel you as high as you want to fly.
The law of intention is one of the techniques included in my NLP coaching programs and more information can be found here – http://drstephensimpson.com/techniques/nlp/
Unfreeze, make changes, refreeze
All successful coaches know that as their clients become excited by new ideas, their confidence grows and results improve. They also know that a month later, these clients are often back where they started. This is because change is difficult to cement, and it is all too easy to slip back to the comfort zone.
Remind yourself periodically of the key insights you have discovered, otherwise you may slip back to your old thought patterns. The benefits from the work and time that you have invested will start to trickle away.
Progress is rarely linear so be prepared for a few bumps along the way. One common problem is differentiating reality from illusion.
Dr. Sigmund Freud knew a bit about how our brains work and offered some guarded encouragement: “Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces.”
For what it’s worth, most people are no longer sure about what constitutes reality. “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” So apparently Professor Einstein was just as unsure about reality as we are.
This complicates our mission more than a little. But at a deeper level, it also makes it a lot easier. We will frequently return to Einstein’s sage words one way or another. We will explore this a bit further in the next blog. We will see what we see, or what we think we see.