By Mary Ekah
It is said that life is only 10 per cent of what happens to us as human, and 90 per cent of how we respond to it. Hence, the response is our attitude, our way of life. As humans, we have a choice concerning the attitude we hold daily. Separating attitudes and values is impossible in practice. And as they say, your attitude is a price tag; it shows how valuable you are. It is the only thing you can possibly change to deal with situations better. It is on this premise that the Neuro Linguistic programming, an approach to better thinking, superior communication, personal development and psychotherapy was created by Richard Bandler and John Gindler in the United States in the 1970s.
The programming is all about learning to create new behaviours, understand not only oneself, but also other people and learning to communicate with them in the most appropriate and effective way. It represents an attitude of mind and a way of being in this world.
Speaking about the programming, master practitioner and licensed trainer, Rajiv Sharma stated that the NLP is the practice of understanding how people organise their thinking, feeling, language and behaviour to produce the results they do get. Directly appointed by Dr. Bandler to train people on NLP, Rajiv has impacted over 100,000 learners in several countries.
According to Rajiv, over the years, a variety of creative and brilliant people have been taking leverage of NLP unique methods and tools. They helped to expand the NLP model and organise it into a vast set of tools, skills, and information. He said, “In this process, Neuro-Linguistic Programming has made an astonishing contribution to personal and professional communication growth and change. NLP’s ultimate objective is to contribute to increased choice leading to more fulfilling lives. In other words, it is to assist you to change your mind about what is possible. Among the many elements of NLP, one important technique is that we form our unique internal maps of the world as a result of the way we perceive information absorbed through our five senses from the world around us. However, if you don’t know how to communicate what you want properly, it will keep bringing you unwanted and disappointing results both in your personal life and also in your work life,” he added.
Rajiv explained that one of the most important steps people can take towards achieving their greatest potential in life is to learn to monitor their attitude and its impact on their work performance, relationships and everyone around them. “We all have a choice. We can choose an inner dialogue of self-encouragement and self-motivation, or we can choose one of self-defeat and self-pity. It’s a power we all have.” In recent years, many countries and top companies in the world, have applied NLP to improve and build the strong foundation to success planning.