NLP training is incorporated into many workplace training courses, as well as being an endeavour that numerous people decide to undertake independently. The reason for its common application for professional and personal development is simply the fact that it enhances so many absolutely fundamental skills.
It assists in improving our ability to communicate in increasing our awareness of the messages we send with our body language and enabling us to read the body language of others. On top of this, it teaches goal setting and achieving by showing us how to set realistic yet ambitious goals.
But perhaps its most common benefit for many is in the way it improves confidence and leadership skills. NLP training teaches that, in order to be a good leader, you must be able to inspire confidence in others. However, nobody will be inspired by you if you have no confidence and belief in yourself, thus is teaches confidence and self-belief on the path to positive leadership.
One of the core parts of improving your own self-belief is in the removal of self-imposed limits. We have all said or thought to ourselves, â€œI could never do that.â€ These conscious limitations do, in certain ways, inhibit our confidence. And we impose subconscious limitations on ourselves too. NLP training teaches us how to remove these self-imposed limitations.
Even for those not embarking on formal NLP training courses, the removal of self-imposed limitations and restrictions can work wonders for confidence. It simply needs to be a proactive and conscious approach to doing so. For example:
- Stop focussing too much on the â€˜howâ€™ of a situation. Itâ€™s all too familiar a scenario. Someone offers you an opportunity and you say, â€œIâ€™d love to but I donâ€™t have the time,â€ or â€œIâ€™d love too but I think itâ€™s a little too advanced for me.â€ If itâ€™s something you really would love to do, then stop making the â€˜howâ€™ the main part of your decision making process. If someone has the confidence in your ability to succeed, then you should too and you wonâ€™t know whether you can manage it unless you try anyway.
- Tell yourself frequently that you CAN do things. Make it a conscious daily habit to tell yourself out loud that you CAN do something. I know it sounds like clichÃ©d advice, but it is effective. Itâ€™s about changing a mindset from the conviction that you â€˜cannotâ€™ do certain things into a positive â€˜I can,â€™ approach.
A lack of confidence can really hold you back and while there is no overnight fix to low self-esteem, removing self-imposed limitations is a step in the right direction!