Activating Your Intention

Activating Your Intention

Activating Your Intention

Michael Stevenson, my NLP Trainer of whom I have great respect for, wrote a powerful description of the NLP approach to the Law of Attraction. With his permission, I would love to share it with you. I hope you get as much out of it as I did. Enjoy!

By Michael Stevenson MNLP, MTT, MHt

With all these movies like The Secret coming out, people
are generally familiar with the idea of the Law of Attraction.

And if you’re like most people, you may be wondering why
it’s not working for you.

Perhaps you’re practicing the method of “Ask, Believe,
Receive,” yet you find you’re still having as many “bad days”
as before.

Alas, there is a fatal flaw in these “feel good” movies. There
is a missing piece.

I’m going to share with you a secret of my own from NLP.
It’s called the Five Principles for Success, and with this new
secret, you can begin activating your intention and having
the Law of Attraction work for you.

** The Five Principles for Success

** 1. Know Your Outcome
To achieve your outcomes, you need to know what they
are. You’ve got to focus on what you want.

Most people focus so much on what they don’t want:

– I don’t want to be in debt anymore.
– I don’t want to lose my job.
– I don’t want to be sick
– I want a different job

Yes, even that last one is focused on what isn’t wanted,
because in order for your mind to process “different job,” it
has to think of the job you have now that isn’t wanted!

To be truly successful, you need to decide what you want
instead. State it positively and be as specific as possible.

** 2. Take Action
This is the missing piece in all those movies! You MUST
take action to manifest success in your life.

Most of these movies make it seem like you could be locked
in a box, and if you wish hard enough for a banana split, it
will eventually appear. All you have to do is ask, believe
and receive.

As one motivational speaker says, successful people take the
attitude of “Ready! Fire! Aim!!” You don’t have to know the
last step to take the first one, so take action!

** 3. Be Open and Receptive To Your Results
Pay attention to the results you’re getting from your actions.

Too often, people only look at the “good,” and ignore the “bad.”

But you need to see, hear and feel the results your getting, so
that if they aren’t what you want, you can adjust.

Being open and receptive means that there is no such thing as
failure. If everything you do produces “feedback,” rather than
the black/white conditions of “success” or “failure,” then every-
thing becomes a lesson – and that’s valuable.

Being open and receptive to the feedback you’re getting is the
only way to stay on track until you achieve your outcomes.

** 4. Be Willing To Change Your Behavior
Einstein said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over again and expecting different results.”

If your feedback tells you that you’re not getting what you want,
don’t give up – change what you’re doing to get the result.

There’s an old rule in NLP that says that the person with the
most amount of behavioral flexibility will win in any situation.

The more flexible you are in what you’re willing to do to get
the outcome, the more ways you’ll be able to get it.

** 5. Focus on Excellence
Focus on excellence in everything that you do. If you only focus
on getting by, that’s what you’ll attract.

For instance, if all you’re focusing on is how much money you
need to pay the bills. You’ll attract just enough to pay them, then
wonder why you’re “poor.”

By focusing on excellence, you begin to attract that.

Do not strive for perfection – it doesn’t exist, and is more then likely
an excuse.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act,
but a habit.” -Aristotle

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