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How to learn new ideas so they really make a difference

  Have you ever tried to help someone and they just didn't follow your advice? And have you ever noticed that they got into trouble, because they didn't listen?

Have you ever read a good idea, but did not take it on board? You did not take it to heart.

We can learn things and know things without making them part of us. For example, a criminal psychologist may learn about criminals without becoming one, and this, of course, is good.

But in personal development, we want to take the ideas on board and make them part of ourselves. How else would they be useful to us?

We can take on board certain ideas by:

  1. Repetition.
  2. Hypnosis.
  3. Using presuppositions.
  1. Have you ever watched an advertisement many times until you involuntarily find yourself humming the tune, or using the phrase? Did you learn this because you heard it so many times that you just knew it? This is a lazy way to learn, isn't it?

    Similarly, by repeating mantras or success phrases, and listening to tapes many times we eventually take the message to heart.

    We can also learn to difficult things by copying them. At first we may have no understanding of what we are doing. After several or many copies or repetition we start to get an idea of what we are doing and begin to understand it. Some people think they cannot do unless they understand first. Often by doing we learn to understand. Through repetition we can learn to do and to understand!

  2. Another method is hypnosis. Some people think that hypnosis works because the hypnotised person just listens without evaluation or invalidation, so the information is taken on board without resistance.Whatever the reason, we can learn using this method.
  3. You can also introduce new knowledge by using presuppositions or assumptions. You do not say what you want to know directly, but presuppose it. One way of doing this is to use questions which presuppose the facts you want to convey to yourself or to others.

    The easiest way to use presuppositions is to put them in questions. Instead of saying, 'People' tell you everything you need to influence them', ask yourself, or another, a question. For example, 'If people tell you everything you need to influence them, could it be true that you need to listen more carefully?'

    Don't you agree that using questions makes it more likely you'll get agreement? The conscious mind listens to the question about 'listening more carefully' while the unconscious takes in the presupposition 'people tell you everything you need to influence them'!

By using repetition, hypnosis or questions, we can insert our new knowledge deeply so we take it to heart! .

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