Are you a Reactor or a Creator?

goals mindset nlp Nov 26, 2023

As we step into the last month of this year, I find myself contemplating what I want to achieve in 2024.  Today I explore the theme of "reacting or creating," and uncover the transformative power the principle of creating holds in our lives.  

NLP highlights the importance of moving beyond merely reacting to life and into actively creating our own reality. As we approach the end of 2023, we have a chance to challenge our passive tendencies and to embrace our innate potential as creators of our own lives. Let's consider how we can use this knowledge to shape our destinies in the year ahead. I am challenging myself too as I transition into a different era of my life.  I have recently made a conscious shift to close down the 'corporate' side of my work to give myself more time and space for Team NLP, family, friends and to travel. It's an exciting time. Yet, what does it mean for me? 

How do you know if you are reacting or creating? 

If you are reacting, you are at the effect of what is happening around you. You are mainly passive, allowing things to flow through you, reacting to the consequences.  In my NLP courses I often call it the 'Grey Zone'.  It's ok, and, you are not taking control of your own life.  You blame others when things don't go the way you want them to.  Does any of this sound familiar? 

If you are creating, you are focused, determined and using your willpower to create what you want in all areas of your life.  The first step is to figure out what you want.  This can feel hard in the beginning as you have been used to living in your own reaction to the world around you.  

To start to make the shift, engage with life, actively create with an intention on an ongoing basis.  Make decisions and go for what you want because it is in our moments of decisions that we change our destiny.  One of my favourite NLP pre-suppositions is 'There is no failure only feedback'.  Learn, adjust and pivot as you go.  

You can start small or big...whatever feels right for you.  Let's set exciting goals for 2024 together.  

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To your success.

Lindsey and the gang at Team NLP.