I read this post when my friend Neil first posted it, but I wanted to share it with you guys. This is great information about changing something about yourself. Everyone has tried to change something about themselves, or maybe you have tried to quit a bad habit. Either way, the article I’m sharing will help you understand and better prepare for anything in your life that you want to modify. I have made one topic stand out from the rest of the text. I have done this in order for you to see it and google it. NLP is something I have studied for some time now and I really think everyone should follow up on it. This topic is one I have written about and plan to share with you guys in the future. I hope you enjoy.
“According to one model of neuro-linguistic programming, there are six levels at which we can learn and change.
The Outermost Level is the easiest to change, and the innermost level is the most difficult.
1. The outermost level is Environment.
I remember, for example, preparing to go to college, feeling like I’d have a fresh start on my social life and a chance to finally be cool.
Guess what happened?
You got it: I still wasn’t cool. I was still me.
2. Going one level deeper, there are Behaviors.
A lot of The Game is based on behaviors.
If you change what you’re doing, you’ll usually get different results.
3. Next there’s Capabilities.
These are not just the skills you possess, but also how you use your brain.
So changing some behaviors may not be possible if you don’t possess the capability to do it.
4. Even deeper, there are Beliefs.
This is what is known as “inner game.”
And more than anything, it is beliefs that drive success–in dating, in relationships, in careers, in life, and, most importantly, in happiness and life satisfaction.
The challenge with beliefs is that often we are not aware of the beliefs that drive us, or unable to change the beliefs that sabotage us.
5. Beyond beliefs, there’s Identity.
This is about who we are (or who we believe ourselves to be).
As one of my favorite NLP pioneers Robert Dilts puts it:
“It is our perception of our identity that organizes our beliefs, capabilities and behaviors into a single system.”
6. Finally, at the deepest level is Spirituality.
This is how we see ourselves fitting into the bigger picture of the universe.
If our body is a system, then this is the system that we believe our body to be a part of.
Now, here’s the cool thing about these Levels of Change:
If you change at the outermost level, generally little else changes.
But if you change at the deeper levels, typically everything above it changes as well.
If your beliefs about yourself become more positive, then your capabilities will increase, your behaviors will shift, and you’ll surround yourself with more positive people.”