Growth Strategy #23: Future Pacing

Growth Strategy #23: Future Pacing

Good for: Creating the right mindset and motivation needed to make one's desired future a reality.

Best completed by: You

Future pacing is a technique used in neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) that involves imagining 🤔future events in order to achieve desired outcomes. The idea is that by picturing oneself in a future situation, one can create the mindset and motivation needed to make that future a reality. 💡

Future pacing can be used for a variety of purposes, including goal setting, habit formation, and overcoming fears or anxiety. The technique is based on the premise that our minds have a powerful influence over our reality. By picturing ourselves achieving our goals, we can increase the chances of making them happen.

Before you start with this strategy, ask yourself this important question:

What will achieving this goal do for me?

To future pace effectively, it is important to be as specific as possible when visualizing the desired outcome. This means creating a clear mental image of what you want to achieve, and what steps you need to take to get there. Think about all the things you will experience, including what you will see, hear, feel, smell, taste and touch at the time of fulfilling your goal.

It is also helpful to focus on the positive emotions associated with achieving your goal. For example, if you are trying to lose weight, imagine how you will feel when you reach your target weight.  This is a very important part of future pacing, as emotions can be considered the fuel behind the thought.

How will I feel at the time of achieving this goal, or when I have achieved it?

Future pacing can be done at any time, but it is often most effective when combined with other NLP techniques such as anchoring or affirmations. By using multiple strategies to achieve your goals, you can increase your chances of success.

Future pacing is a technique with a wide range of applications. It can be used to reach any type of goal, both personal and professional. Whether you want to lose weight, quit smoking, or start your own business, future pacing can help you get there.

If you’re ready to start using future pacing to achieve your goals, here are a few steps you need to take:

  1. Identify what you want to achieve.
  2. Spend some time each day picturing yourself achieving it.
  3. Work on making mental images as vivid and realistic as possible.
  4. Get a real feel what the experience of fulfilling the goal will be like.

Remember, the power of future pacing lies in its ability to change your mindset. If you believe that you can achieve your goal, you are more likely to take the necessary steps to make it happen. So start picturing yourself achieving your goals today, and watch as your life begins to change for the better.

Have a great week!

Dionne xxx ✨

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