This article shows you how to use The Next Step approach to quickly enlarge your map of reality, and in seeing the bigger picture, being able to more easily manage any kind of stressful situation.
We all face challenges, but how come some people suffer through them while others thrive through them? Is it just a difference in attitude? Could it be that those who are fast to see the light and rise above difficulties are those who see the problem in the context of their whole life, and in so doing are able to respond more resourcefully?
The way in which we observe our external reality determines our internal experience in relation to it. Albert Einstein reminded us that “the significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them.” So what level of thinking, or what kind of observation will enable you to respond to your situation resourcefully?
As a Coach, many of my clients bring issues to their sessions relating to their fixation of attention on something that they call a problem. The way in which they focus on their issue essentially blocks their awareness of what else is going on and what else is possible. Through the coaching process they learn to expand their awareness, thereby gaining emotional freedom and becoming aware of choices that they never knew they had.
The following 3 step process is designed to help you elicit a proactive Next Step in challenging situations:
- Imagine looking down at yourself in your challenging situation from high up and far away. Get the big picture! Notice how your current experience fits into the greater scheme of things.
- From this birds eye view what can you learn? How many more options do you have? What can you do differently?
- Now take your new understanding / perspective and bring it into your body. With these resources in awareness, what is the Next Step that you can take which leads toward your desired outcome?
You have nothing to loose and lots to gain…Take The Next Step!
Written by Jevon Dangeli – NLP/Hypnotherapy Trainer & Coach
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