NLP: Making Long Term Decisions

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This article is a transcript of the following video:

How do you do long-term decisions? Well, it depends of course. As you may have learned in NLP Master Practitioner, there are toward-motivated people that are motivated by what they can attain, by things that go right, and there are away-motivated people that are propelled from what they don’t want to have, or they want to move away from so to speak.

I think when you make a decision you may want to consider how it impacts your life next week, next year, five years from now, ten years from now. Even though you may not know exactly how the circumstances pan out, it will give you a better idea of whether you should move forward or not. Even if you’re away-motivated, I would also future pace yourself in terms of “if I keep doing what I’m doing, or if I make this decision, what negative impact could be in the worst-case scenario, what that will be like next week, next year, five years, ten years from now.” It will give you a much better idea as to whether you should move forward or not.

You may also want to consider the ecology of the whole: how will it impact your finances, how will it impact your career, how will it impact your significant other, your family, your friends, how will it impact your personal development or your health, etc. That will give you a much more conscious idea of whether you should move forward or not.

What I’d like to do in the end when I’m about to make a decision, I also like to ask my unconscious mind, am I getting an internal yes or an internal no, or I get nothing, or a doubt. I tend to only move forward if it’s an absolute internal alignment towards yes, because otherwise it is absolutely a no-go, or give it time and collect information.

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