NLP Training Video 5 – Direction and End Goals

Video Index

NLP Training | Benefit of 1:1 Training
NLP Video 1 | Setting The Scene
NLP  Video 2 | Introducing the Video Series
NLP Video 3 | Success and Fulfillment Quiz
NLP Video 4 | Frames and States
NLP Video 5 | Direction and End Goals
NLP Video 6 | Where are You Now?
NLP Video 7 | Developing a Plan
NLP Video 8 | Review Your Progress

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Why a direction and goals?

There are three simple answers to that question:

  1. A great direction will help keep you motivated; and when you’re motivated you’re more likely to take the action(s) needed to overcome any challenges.
  2. The future is unknown and uncertain. Having goals and a simple plan gives you a degree of certainty and can protect you from confusing and chaotic thoughts.
  3. Without your own goal, you risk being drawn into the goals of other people – advertisers, society, parents, etc.  Even from people who care about you, these goals are not yours and may not have been set with your best interests at heart.

What if you want to change or update your goals?

Goals are not set in stone.  If your internal or external world has changed or the goal no longer excites you, then change it.  The biggest challenges my clients have with end goals is having too many, not making them exciting enough, and not developing or changing them when the are not motivating any more.

How can NLP approaches help?

The NLP outcome approach is exceptionally useful to help you clarify which end goals you want to focus on (and which you don’t).

Put your own goals through the following process:

  1. State them in the positive, state them as what you want NOT what you want to avoid.
  2. Imagine that you’ve achieved them beyond your wildest imaginings. What do you see? What do you feel? (and maybe what you taste and smell.) It’s important that you can describe your goal in sensory language.
  3. Is achieving the goal under control? If not, you may want to choose the parts that are. In any case focus on the actions that are under your control.
  4. What would be the actual impact of achieving your goal? What’s the impact on you and on those that are important to you?
  5. What’s the first easy step you can take to achieving it? When are you going to take it?

Answering these questions will help you clarify if you really want to achieve your goal, or whether it’s not exactly what you wanted.  If it excites and motivates you, it is far easier to achieve than otherwise.

Exercise for video 5

Work through the process above with the end goals you wrote down after video 3.

What’s in the next video?

The next video (video 6) asks ‘Where are you now?’  It includes some some simple but powerful questions that will help you with the planning process. Click on the link: NLP Training Video 6

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NLP Training Video 5 | NLP Direction and End Goals

NLP Training Video 5 | NLP Direction and End Goals