Almost any problem can be traced to a motivation problem. That said, NLP offers certain tools to overcome demotivation and get motivated.

The State of Flow


When we are in flow, even small advances in the direction we move, look like huge advances. This reframing is critical to a sense of flow.

Two factors either alone or together create a state of flow:

  • A state of "thirst" either to gain pleasure or get relieved from a pain. The superficial term for this is "desire".
  • A sense of doing one thing at a time. Eventually one ends up doing something very big. The word for this is "accumulation".

There are some metaphors that can powerfully hinder the state of flow. They are
  • Leak metaphor
  • Zero percentage metaphor

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