An Introduction to NLP
NLP or Neuro Linguistic Programming is actually a whole body of knowledge or discipline that aims to discover, continuously, the how and why of human behavior patterns, social communication and thinking.
From one popular perspective, NLP is an effective way of encoding specific traits and characteristics in a person so that person would become more successful in what he does - whether it’s in his career, in his daily social interactions, etc.
The big question now would be why would anyone need to learn NLP in the first place? The answer lies in the nature of human reality itself and the world that he treads. There is nothing static or fixed about human reality, or existence. Everything is always in a state of constant flux.
There are really more questions than answers; though some people might think otherwise. Every aspect of human existence and development is always in a state of change - that is the essential trait of life. Even the smallest cell in the human body is constantly repairing, reproducing and encoding different types of behavior through the course of its natural life.
This is the reason why we need NLP. Neuro linguistic programming is one way of overcoming the essential chaos of human life and exert some firm control over it (at least, in our own lives).
In a world where we are constantly measured against different standards or pitted against other people in terms of intelligence, skills, competence and social skills, we need a way to stand on a solid ground of certainly despite these various challenges that we normally have to face when we set our goals in life.
In many ways, NLP can help a person live a better life by helping shift attitudes and behavior in such a way that he becomes more dynamic, independent or even more creative.
It really depends on the specific needs of a person; NLP is a tool that was meant to be used to address these specific needs. The goal of course, is a positive impact on the person’s life.
What can NLP teach us? Here are some short samples of what this program can achieve for you:
1. It can teach you to become more independent.
2. It can show you that it’s okay to reach out to people during times of need.
3. It can teach you how to move in a fast-paced and dynamic working environment.
4. It can also teach you how to slow down and appreciate the small things that make up the whole of your life.