Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Inspiration yes, but how do I succeed?

So what is your inspiration and what is your goal? This is something I have been pondering today, mainly when it comes to my blog and web presence, what I want to do and where to go with it - even more so after seeing the site by The Village Witch !!!

So what is it that you want to do and achieve in this new turn of the wheel? Is it to further something you already do, is it something you have always wanted to do, maybe a craft or study during the long dark evening nights? Or, do you just feel stuck in a rut or feel it is now the time to carry out all the things you have aspired to achieve or try? In my case, time to practice what I preach and get on with it!

So where to start? In NLP we look at outcomes and how the mind works, steps we can take in order to use our brains to the maximum, or work with our brain.  Unfortunately the brain is very good at taking the path that requires the least effort – how many of us have tried diets and by the end of the day thought, never mind I will try again tomorrow? Before you know it its a year later and you are again vowing to this year make it your New Year Resolution – again!

Well, focus on what you DO want, not what you do not want. 

The brain cannot process a negative. So, if I said to you, do not think if an autumn leaf falling, you will most likely find yourself now thinking of said leaf falling, in order to not think of a leaf falling! Clear as mud right?

In other words, really hone in on what you want, state it in the positive, make it bright and vibrant, close your eyes and in your mind’s eye, see, smell and be what it is you want to do or achieve, see and feel yourself living the dream. This is also a great way to know when you have reached and achieved what it is you want. You will know what evidence or proof to look out for.  

Some clients in the past have used mind maps, writing in the middle of a piece of paper their goal, then outside of this linking it with lines or patterns, ideas and notes associated to this.  For some a picture or photo helps them rein in their goal, the picture or photo being their inspiration to succeed.  And make sure you do have that inspiration in place or the clear idea of reaching that end goal, without it we can fall by the wayside or delay.  But on’t forget, make it realistic, check the resources list have you got everything you need, do the research, make the contact with people who can help, and actually do something – take positive actions!

As for me, my inspiration? Both of my children. As I sit here typing myblog I have beady eyes watching me :) A witchling in training, who knows ...

I love to have feedback so please contact me if you have any questions or stories of success to share. Also, as a fully qualified NLP practitioner amongst other therapies, I can offer sessions to help on an individual basis using  a nature based approach including reiki healing, cards and crystals, distance healing also available. Not based in Kent or prefer a session in the privacy of your own home, not a problem, sessions can be booked and conducted online via Skype. To contact me DM on Twitter @ elder__flower or click on the links to the right of this blog.


  1. Thank you very much for your comment about my blog :) I think that everyone has the power inside them to be where they want to be, to do what they want to do and to bloom. Sounds like you are more there than you may think ;) Very proud to be your Twitter (and now blog) pal :)

  2. Aww thank you :) various things I do, being a wytch who lives in a village too you will know what I mean ;) x