We are all gifted, but do we focus on it?
Everyone is good at something, multiple somethings more often than not.And what do we do with these gifts? Let me give you an example. In one of my recent NLP trainings there was a mother desperate to help her son. All the room was listening with increasing interest as she told us Johnny’s story. He is a lively, sociable 8-year-old who does spectacular things with his hands. He has fixed broken devices from motorbikes and TV sets to watches that qualified workmanship has left off as beyond repair. He has even created his own model aeroplane!
And what was her problem, we were all wondering? Well, Johnny was bad at spelling… And his teacher kept sending her notes to make him “work on his problem”. And the more Johnny focused on “his problem”, the more disheartened he got. His disillusionment spread to his other school work. He needed more and more pressure to study. Grades dropped.
Your focus determines your self worth
Work your strengths not your weaknesses. Make sure you get awesome at what you do well!
Can you relate to this? Have you been focusing on a weakness? Have you been allowing this weakness to define you, to make you feel less than enough, to diminish your real value?If yes, can you see where the educational system needs to change direction completely? And do you realise how different our life as adults will be when we change focus now?
Neuroscience shows the path
Is it a scientific fact though? Yes! The spectacular ability of the brain to adapt and change so that it learns and develops new skills, is called neuroplasticity. The most amazing fact that neuroscience proved in recent years, is that our brains remain plastic and keep learning all through our lives!
Would you like to know how? It is much like trying to create a new path in a forest. You can only do it by opening a new one. As the new path is walked on, the old one gets overgrown and finally disappears.
This is how NLP strategies can be applied in learning and in life: Support us as we aim at focusing on our amazing strengths and help us reach our real, infinite potential. Because we can and we deserve it!
This is what we focus on in our journey of PROTON NLP Practitioner starting on October 12th in Athens. (and later in Thesaly and Cyprus). Inspire and empower new Practitioners as they craft new paths and aquire the skills to support themselves and others in a completely different way.
Learn more. Now is the time to take action.
Don’t wait for the perfect monent. Take the moment and make it perfect!