Vision…after all, is it about having a concrete Vision, or possessing the skill of Envisioning?

One of the most frequent statements I hear during my sessions is this: “Hey, NLP Coach, I need a Vision…I don’t have a “Concrete” Vision”

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Vision…after all, is it about having a concrete Vision, or possessing the skill of Envisioning?

One of the most frequent statements I hear during my sessions is this:

“Hey, NLP Coach, I need a Vision… I don’t have a “Concrete” Vision …etc”

And If you look around at Social & other Media, the nominalization “Vision” is probably the most frequently seen and used word, even more so than the word “Goal”…!

So, is it actually about having a vision or is it about creating the skills to create one, navigate towards one, and feel ok and empowered to embark on a journey around one, even if some parts of it are vague or just only heart and gut felt?

As a person who is Vision driven, and an NLP Coach devoted to accompanying people in their journey towards authenticity, I can say that experiencing life through the lens of a Vision can become messy sometimes… well most of the times, just like almost every creative approach out there!

 This seems to be a serious blockage for most NLP Coachees and quite a challenge for the NLP Coach…how to put the ‘-ing’ after the Vision and activate the verbs inside the frozen heart of the nominalization!

A process such as creativity, has an appealing side such as glorious internal movies of future desired moments or great-sounding sounds about this success, and even maybe some lovely feelings. Creativity can also possess a shadowy side for some people, especially concerning accountability for materialising these future results.

And the moment the client sets foot into that territory of his or her map of reality, there is a choice to be made... either to choose to become accountable for the Vision or not and these two roads are quite different from each other.

An approach such as Disney’s Creative Model works wonders in understanding the how of creating a Vision and living with it. The most surprising realisation is that, to fully understand the purpose of the Vision means understanding how the envisioning process enables the vision to be put into action and re-inforced to succeed rather than fail.

Let’s start by each one of us offering our own individual Vision the nurture the collective, in times such as these, our world and humanity needs this noble act!

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I am NLP enthousiast, eager to learn and serve the ANLP Community and NLP in general!