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					Cooling Off In The Shadow Of Doubt!

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Cooling off in the shadow of doubt!

Can I? Will I be able too? What if I fail?     You have the training,
skills, and knowledge necessary to accomplish a task or conquer a
challenge, but a doubt or a fear of failure keeps you from moving toward
your desired outcome. Sound familiar? The Self-Help world is filled
with advice and technologies to render every doubt into a certainty. I
know of at least a dozen NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) and hypnotic
techniques that a...


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Cooling off in the shadow of doubt!

Can I? Will I be able too? What if I fail?     You have the training,
skills, and knowledge necessary to accomplish a task or conquer a
challenge, but a doubt or a fear of failure keeps you from moving toward
your desired outcome. Sound familiar? The Self-Help world is filled
with advice and technologies to render every doubt into a certainty. I
know of at least a dozen NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) and hypnotic
techniques that are sure-fire recipes for eliminating doubt.
Understandably, a life filled with certainty has an appeal, but let us
not toss the „doubt‟ baby out with its old bathwater. The skill of proper
doubting is an extremely useful resource.

Of course entertaining a doubt might not be the perfect activity while
firewalking or approaching a potential dance partner; a doubt is a very
useful thought to have when considering one‟s perceived barriers and
weaknesses. Like a procrastinator that never gets around to putting
something off, a person that gets into the habit of doubting his doubts
might just find doubt‟s silver lining.

Think of something you know, or truly believe to be true. A classic
example would be “the sun is going to come up tomorrow”. Most of us feel
fairly certain about that idea. Notice how it feels, and even pretend to
know where you feel that feeling. Is it inside, or outside of your body
(remember, you‟re pretending), if there is an image associated with this
certain thought is it bright or dark, close or far away, a still shot or
a like a movie? Imagine you have a place somewhere inside or outside of
your body you can call your „position of certainty‟. That position is
where your strong beliefs and certainties exist. Play with that
certainty until you‟re familiar with its experiential structure.
Next, do the same exercise with something you doubt. Make it an obvious
doubt such as “I doubt I‟ll ever sprout wings and fly” or “I doubt I‟ll
ever be president of MicroSoft”. If you don‟t doubt either of those two
suggestions, good luck, and pick your own. Notice how you doubt in terms
of the same qualities that you observed with the thought you were certain
about examined above. Imagine or pretend there is a    „position of
doubt‟ somewhere around your body.

Now, think of a thought you are certain of, or believe firmly, that you
would rather not be so sure of. Examples of this might include “I don‟t
deserve success” or “I‟m not good enough”. Make it a problematic
certainty that you wouldn‟t mind doubting. It probably shares many of
the structural qualities with the strongly believed thought you examined
above. Check and see.

Finally, imagine rapidly taking that last certain thought that you would
like to doubt, and quickly changing it‟s qualities and location to
resemble a doubt. If, for example, certainty is big and bright, and
doubt is smaller and dark, take this thought that you‟d like to doubt and
quickly shrink and darken it, and snap it into the „doubt‟ position. Do
that a few times…. certainty to doubt…. certainty to doubt. Do this as
fast as you can. Remember, your brain works much faster than you think.
Now, take a deep breath, and re-examine that thought you‟d like to doubt.
You will probably notice it feels, well, more doubtful. Of course, you
can also do the reverse, and change a doubt to a certainty. Never doubt
the value of proper doubting. Your brain is a playground…so play.

If you see the value in this process, but just couldn‟t get the hang of
it, I recommend contacting a local hypnotherapist or NLP practitioner to
help you discover doubt‟s ability to free you from debilitating beliefs.
Debilitating beliefs are often unconscious, and require the trained eyes
and ears of a hypnotherapist to uncover.

This is another mind management tip from the Richard Lefever and the
brain weavers at Quit! Check us out at www.Quitsmokingoregon.com.

				
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