Once you start learning language patterns, you feel like a kid in a candy story.
You begin to imagine all the amazing fun you can have with people, all the extra money you can make, and all the increased amount of fun you can install into your relationships.
However, don’t forget that language patterns, NLP tricks and subconscious mind programming methods are only tools.
Without a strong intention, they’re pretty worthless.
For example, let’s say you took a course down at Home Depot on how to use the 15 most popular tools for home improvement.
You studied for weeks, and finally got everything down.
You even got your Master Practitioner’s Certificate in a nice frame, hung prominently in your study.
So one day you decided to build something.
You bought a bunch of wood, nails and other raw materials.
Then you started banging, hammering, sawing away.
You really didn’t know what you were building, but it sure felt good to use the tools.
Your neighbors might look at you funny when they asked what you were making and you said something like, “I don’t know yet…”
Halfway through, you may have decided you were building a dog house (though you don’t have a dog) but then later decided a wine rack might be a better idea. Still later your idea morphed into an organizer for your closet.
Obviously, without a set of plans, you aren’t going to come up with something useful.
But just any old blueprints won’t work. You’ve got to build something you really want.
Something you know you’ll need.
And here’s the secret you won’t learn in any NLP seminar.
Once you’ve got a solid goal, and a set of blueprints on how to build, the skills and the tools will come naturally.
Sure, you might need to make a few trips to the hardware store to buy tools (who’s name’s you’ve never heard of) and ask that pimply faced kid how to use them, but you’ve figure it out.
The trick is to first set an intention. A strong intention.
The tools and skills you need to get there will come naturally.