The Law of Attraction has many fans and in its simplest form, it promotes the virtues of positive thinking and positive influences.
There has been scientific evidence to show that a positive mind-set does have an impact on important factors such as our health, our confidence and achieving our ambitions. In addition we all know that our mood can be considerably lifted or dampened depending on who we spend time with.
If we take on a positive attitude, actively work towards the things we want to achieve and believe in ourselves, we can improve our own lives. Not only that, but our attitude will influence others and help them to look upon things in a better light.
“The people we surround ourselves with either raise or lower our standards. They either help us to become the best version of ourselves or encourage us to become a lesser version of ourselves… We all need people in our lives who raise our standards, remind us of our essential purpose and challenge us to become the best version of ourselves.” The Law of Attraction
Being Influenced and Influencing Others
We may not always make conscious decisions about who we surround ourselves with, but we know the people that make us feel good about ourselves, make us think differently, give us hope for the future and support our ambitions.
We may not always realise that we are providing this service to others, but sometimes just being there to listen, compliment and reassure can make all the difference. We don’t need to do anything particularly amazing to inspire others, sometimes a smile, understanding and a touch of humanity can be all it takes.
In contrast, we might be in a role which is fundamentally about bringing out the best in others. Sports coaches, teachers, parents, managers and team leaders all need to find ways to engage others, recognise their potential and encourage them to use it. They need to actively seek out the strengths in others and find ways to empower those around them to build on these natural talents.
We all have skills, but it often takes an outsider to point them out to us and help us recognise how we might use them. When these skills come naturally we don’t necessarily recognise them as anything out of the ordinary, as it takes us little effort to achieve. We assume that everyone is in the same boat. Surely an extraordinary talent would require hard work?
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a technique that has been explored and used by many individuals who are keen to support and empower others to reach their potential. By considering how we think and speak, we can be in a strong position to say the right things at the right time in order to be a positive influence on others.
If you would be interested in finding out more about NLP and local NLP courses, Amersham based Cognisant Training can help. We run NLP course for beginners, those building their knowledge and people who want to advance to NLP Master status.
Could you challenge someone to be the best version of themselves?