When I was in high school, I loved geometry.
My friends either loved it, or hated it.
I liked the idea of solving problems via “proofs.”
You had this angle or shape or something.
And you had to “prove” that a certain angle was the same as another certain angle.
You had to go through a step by step process where you used some ideas that were simply assumed to be true.
Like if you take a line, and bisect it with another line, the two angles on either side of the bisecting line HAVE TO BE equal to 180 degrees. Or the sum of all angles within a triangle HAVE TO BE 180 degrees.
In NLP, they have a list of “presuppositions.” Things that are simply assumed to be true.
You can’t prove them, but you can’t disprove them.
Like having more resources is better than having less resources.
Or every single person is always doing the best they can, given their skills and their understanding of the situation, to get their needs met, as they see them.
Or the more flexible you are with how you achieve your outcome, the more likely you’ll achieve it.
One of my favorite presupposition is that nobody is “broken.”
It’s just a matter of increasing your understanding of what you want, increase your awareness of your situation, and increasing your skills.
If you accept those three things, which are ALL under your control, you can get anything.
Within the Covert Hypnosis training program, there’re these things called “Linguistic Presuppositions.”
These are grammatical structures that kind of force you to accept something as true in order to make sense of the sentence.
Like if I said, “My next door neighbor’s guitar is the loudest in the world,” you’d have to ASSUME certain things in order to formulate a response.
Like I have a next door neighbor. He or she has a guitar. It’s loud. Etc.
Or consider this sentence:
One reason the Covert Hypnosis training program is so popular is it allows you to become incredibly persuasive without seeming like a salesperson.
What are the assumptions?
It’s popular. It’s popular for many reasons.
It does a lot of things OTHER than training you how to become persuasive.
One of those other things is it is a FANTASTIC tool for self development.
One of the ways to practice the patterns is to write them out.
When you write out the presuppositions, you can use any “assumptions” you want to be assumed true, as you drill them into your brain.
Things like, “you are persuasive.”
Or “making money is easy.”
Or “expressing myself in public is fun.”
Or “getting a good paying job is easy.”
And on and on.
What TRUTHS would you like to program into your brain?