Have you ever tried to get rid of an unhelpful behavior, only to fail? There is list of widespread problem behaviors that people often try to alter or eradicate using self-hypnosis or NLP. Perhaps the most common are: Overeating and weight loss; stop smoking; quit chewing tobacco; stop nail biting; increasing self-confidence; overcoming insomnia and sleeping better; improving memory; and managing stress.
WHAT THE MIND CAUSES, THE MIND CAN CURE:
The motivation for our behaviors starts in our thoughts. When you stop and think about it, all of these harmful behaviors are the consequence of negative thinking. In other words, you think and motivate yourself into all of these behaviors. Or at least you think yourself into feeling anxious, and that can cause these behaviors. And since you think and motivate yourself into these behaviors, you can think and motivate yourself out of them. In order to successfully think and motivate yourself out of these behaviors, you will need to know the "Motivation Formula For Success."
You're probably reading this piece for the reason that you want the motivation to alter some personal behaviors. And that is opportune for the reason that the first factor in the Motivation Formula For Your Success is that you must want or desire to change. If you have read this far, at least some part of you wants a change.
BELIEF IS REQUIRED FOR MOTIVATION:
Before anyone can alter an unhelpful behavior, that person must be motivated to do so. Merely desiring a behavior to change is insufficient.
Motivation comes from the things that we believe. If we believe that something very important to us will get better or "become enhanced" if we make a change in our behavior, then we will experience a high level of motivation. Conversely, if we believe that something very important to us will be in jeopardy if we don't make a change in our behavior, we will also feel motivated to make a change.
Some straightforward examples of these motivational beliefs could be:
If I take some weight off, then I'll be able to find a companion.
If I quit smoking cigarettes, then I won't have to worry about cancer.
If I stop biting my nails, then my hands will be a lot prettier.
TECHNOLOGIES THAT CAN CREATE THE BELIEFS THAT LEAD TO MOTIVATION:
NLP - which is short for Neuro-Linguistic Programming, provides strategies that can immediately create the element of belief. You can discover more concerning this by reading the articles "How To Get Motivated To Exercise Using Hypnosis And NLP" and "Motivation Theory - How To Quit Smoking Using NLP And Hypnosis For Motivation." These articles are both available in my free hypnosis research library.
The dictionary definition of the word "Decision" is making up one's mind / a verdict or judgment. When you believe an idea that gives you a powerful feeling of motivation to change your behavior, you will feel a compulsion to make a decision to eliminate a negative behavior. Decision is the key that unlocks the door and compels action.
The dictionary definition of the word "Action" is an act or deed / to do or perform. Taking action means that rather than just daydreaming about making personal changes, you will actually take action and create your desired changes.
One of the reasons that most individuals are unsuccessful at modifying a negative behavior is because of what they say to themselves. Self-talk is significant because time and again it is an important part of what caused the negative behavior in the first place.
I'd like you to think about this for a moment: Let us say that you want to kick a cigarette addiction. Possibly the first thing that you are likely to say or think to yourself is: "I'm not going to smoke cigarettes anymore."
It is common for people to tell themselves what they aren't going to do. Unfortunately, when we tell ourselves what we aren't going to do, we are actually compelling ourselves to do it!
Say the following to yourself: I can't see blue. I can't see polka dots . . . . . . .
I'll bet your mind showed you the color blue, and then it showed you polka dots. That's because when we tell ourselves what we don't want to do, or what we won't do, in order to make sense of it our mind must make a movie of us doing what it is that we want to stop doing. And when we see ourselves participating in a behavior, our mind compels us to produce that behavior.
In order to modify a negative behavior, we must want or DESIRE to eliminate it. BELIEF is the element that creates MOTIVATION. MOTIVATION is the drive that leads us to DECISION. DECISION is the key to ACTION. NLP is a method that we can use to facilitate beliefs, motivation, decisions, and actions.
When we tell ourselves what we aren't going to do, we make a mental image of ourselves engaging in the behavior that we want to get rid of. And that mental picture gives us an urge to participate in the negative behavior. So if we want to eliminate a negative behavior, rather than tell ourselves what we won't do, we must always tell ourselves what we will do.
To stop smoking say: "I can live without them."
To abolish cravings for food that will make you fat or to quit smokeless tobacco say: "I can live without it."
To eliminate stress say: "I'm relaxed and calm, both mentally and physically."
To fall asleep quickly and overcome insomnia say: "I fall asleep promptly, and sleep soundly and restfully throughout the night."
Alan B. Densky, CH is a certified hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner. He runs the Neuro-VISION Video Hypnosis website and the Self-hypnosis Video Blog He offers hypnosis & NLP CDs for motivation Visit the site for his free downloads of hypnosis & NLP MP3's, newsletters, and his hypnosis research library.
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