Hello again, Nigel Hetherington here
So far this series of hints and tips have explored, in a very general way, what is essentially your outlook and response-ability for your future.
This article is about the process of beginning to plan your future.
Its about starting to do something, and doing it now…
I recall when I did my first NLP Practitioner the ‘Well Formed Outcome’ was presented as a full and complete process. This demonstrated a worrying naivety of practical application and so in reality nothing could be further from the truth.
This is the first part of creating your outcome. There are other parts that are absolutely essential for successful completion and they will be explore in detail in future articles.
So, this part is about WHAT DO YOU WANT? And exploring this in great detail.
The well formed outcome as far as I understand comes from the creator of Gestalt Therapy Fritz Pearls. There are certain conditions that seem to be required, certainly from a cognitive perspective that make a goal, an outcome even a dream all the more likely to come to fruition. Think about this in terms of a self fulfilling prophesy.
This version of the process requires the following:
- Knowing what you do want ( as oppose to what you dont ) – See HT3
- Taking responsibility yourself to making it happen – See HT2
- Managing your state and how you feel – See HT1
- Having a full sensory experience of it ( what you see, smell, taste, feel and hear )
The following process, created and developed by my good friend Andy Hunt is the first step in exploring realistic and desired personal goals and outcomes.
It is all about imagining, pretending and trying out potential outcomes before you make any commitments to pursuing them. Its all done in the safety and infinite resources of your own mind and body.
I have used this process with individuals and companies alike to explore possible future outcomes. I stress this is NOT a complete process. It is a beginning, and what a great place to start.
OK. Lets get to the practicalities. This is an exercise that you simply must do.
Pick some outcomes you want to explore and use the following process created by Andy Hunt.
The following H&T articles will make use of your exploration of your own goals. In a nut shell. DO the exercise. Then do it again. This is about you, yes YOU, taking control.
Get it on!
best wishes and continuing success’s