Business Masterminds Members Manual & Workbook © 2008 - 2009
The NLP well-formed outcome
The ability to create and maintain an outcome that meets certain well-formed conditions is an essential application of NLP. A well formed outcomedescribes something that its user wants, in sensory based, positive terms. It includes a description of what the user wants it for, and the terms, conditionsand environmental contexts in which the user wants to have it. It includes consideration of different approaches to the outcome, and time frames, costsand consequences to interested parties, and whether it is within the user's control.
What specifically do you want?
Ask this question about the outcomeyou are considering. State what youwant in positive terms, i.e. what do youwant, and what do you want it to do?Where do you want it? When do youwant it? E.g. 'I want to be, do or have X'.If the answer forms as 'I do not want...'then ask, 'What do I want instead of ...”
What is currently within yourcontrol, which you can do, toobtain this?
Is it under your control, i.e. can you,personally do, authorise or arrange it?Anything outside your control is not 'wellformed'. Instructing your broker is withinyour control. So is buying in expertise.Asking your employer for time off is not.The time off will only become wellformed if it is granted.
Where, when and howspecifically will you have this?