If you want to get somewhere you need to head in the right direction. In this post we’ll explore “away from” values. These are values that unconsciously set you on the wrong course.
One of the most powerful discoveries in NLP is that our unconscious mind is unable to process a negative. If I ask you not to think of a blue tree, the first thing you have to do is to make some representation of a blue tree in your mind.
That might not seem important, but, it explains how the value prosperity and the value “not being broke” can lead to very different results.
Prosperity is a “towards” value. It points you straight towards your goal.
“Not being broke” is called and “away from” value. It makes sense to you. At the unconscious level it generates more financial difficulty. It tells your unconscious mind that you want to be even more broke.
Even within a positive value like prosperity that can be some hidden negativity. This week we’re going to take another look at your Values Hierarchy. We’re going to smoke out all of your “away from” values so that we can deal with them.
Here’s how to spot the “away from” values in your list:
Look at each value starting from the top and working all the way down.
Ask your unconscious mind if that value is 100% positive, completely moving towards what you want.
If not then write down what percentage it is moving towards what you want. Just go with your “gut” response.
Continue until you have run down your whole list.
Now you know how much your “away from” values have been impacting you. Can you see how dealing with the “away from” will move you more powerfully towards your goals? I’d love to hear why or why not.
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