The language we use and the intent behind it can make or break a situation or event.
When we communicate through language listeners gets a picture in their mind about what they think we are saying based on their previous experience, level of understanding of the topic, how they are feeling etc. If we give very clear indications of what we like, want, need or do, the listeners will form a positive image in their minds of the current subject. This information will help listeners move forward into their own dynamic futures.
If however we say that we don’t like or want this or that, listeners are left to make a choice. They can either tell their own “war stories” about their bad experiences that will thus lower their moods and energy levels, vacant the scene or attempt to move the topic to one that inspires them to move their lives to a place that serves them. The other thing they could do to enhance the situation is do a reframe. They could ask the original speaker what he or she could do to improve the situation and what could be learnt from the bad experience.
Action step – Reframe a current challenging situation you are facing and list at least three benefits.
About the Author
Gaye O’Brien is a Life, Business & Executive Coach, NLP Trainer, Time Line Therapist, Hypnotherapist and International Best-Selling Author of “NLP Essentials for Teachers”. As a catalyst for transformational change Gaye shares her insights in an inspirational, educational and entertaining way, with businesses and individuals who desire to make their greatest contribution to the planet and co-create a more enlightened world.