Jun

20

2012

Prove It!

How steadfast are you on your opinions and beliefs? Do you hold strong or are you able to be flexible?

As NLPers, we know that our opinions and beliefs come from our model of the world – our own distortions, deletions and generalisations about the world around us. Our filters play a big part too – our history, family, memories, economic status, religion, etc.  Once something happens a few times, our unconscious mind starts to look for and find “self fulfilling prophecies” – that is, we start to look for what we know.

In fact, lets go one step further: Your opinions are the result of years of paying attention to information which confirmed what you believed while ignoring information which challenged your preconceived notions.

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I wonder, is being happy something that has to take a lot of effort? Does it require time, energy, will power and decisiveness? Or, can it just be a choice?

I think the answer to that is a combination of all of these. Yes, it can be a choice and yes, it might take a bit of effort – effort that is, if your Present State is not already “happy”.

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