DO vs DON'T
If I say to you “Don’t think of a chicken curry” what do you think of?
Exactly! You immediately think of a chicken curry.
Because our UNCONSCIOUS MINDS DO NOT REGISTER NEGATIVES.
When I say “Don’t think of a chicken curry” your UNCONSCIOUS mind immediately DELETES the “DON’T”
The message your CONSCIOUS mind then receives is “Think of a chicken curry” and, of course, you do.
This very simple distinction can have a HUGE impact in our daily lives - both personally and in business.
Before I learnt this I was on holiday with my family. My two young daughters were playing on some swings.
My younger daughter, aged about 5, decided to stand up and swing.
I called to her “Don’t let go darling”.
Her unconscious mind immediately deleted the “Don’t”, she let go, and fell off!
Fortunately, she was not hurt.
A telling lesson!
What I should have called was “Hold tight darling”
You and your colleagues might like to try using “Please do ... “ instead of “Please don’t ... “ over, say, the next three months, and monitor the impact in your business.
Write the results down in, say, 3 critical areas -
- Performance / Productivity
With warmest regards,