Modeling is often thought of as an esoteric NLP technique.
If you’ve ever studied to become a teacher, then “modeling” is one teaching technique in your bag of tricks.
Consider that modeling is like communication.
Meaning you can’t “not” do it.
When you were a kid, your parents probably had an idea of “bad kids” they didn’t want you to hang around.
The reason was that they didn’t want you “picking up” any bad habits.
And if you’re a parent, you know that kids have an uncanny ability to copy the very things you DON’T want them to copy.
This is all done through modeling.
Imagine what it was like way back in the day.
When life was simple, but hard.
There was no such thing as “book learning,” since their weren’t any books.
All the learning came from younger, inexperienced kids, (or young adults) watching and copying the older experienced adults.
The idea of one person talking and another person listening to those words is a very recent idea in human history.
Just imagine how hard that would be.
You listen to a bunch of words.
Then you have come up with an idea of what those words mean.
Unless those words represented a very COMPELLING idea, you wouldn’t spend a lot of time focusing on them.
Our mind-body systems are MEANT to learn unconsciously.
But this does not mean passively.
This means a lot of watching, copying and practicing.
Up until that last couple hundred years, this is how humans learned EVERYTHING.
By watching and copying.
This is also why learning from books is VERY DIFFICULT.
Problem is today we don’t have a lot of “models” that are doing what we want to do.
But we tend to copy them anyway.
Even if don’t want to.
We talk and act like TV and movie characters, often without realizing it.
Does this mean we are doomed?
Not at all.
But it does mean you have to be a bit creative in choosing whom to model.
Luckily, in the laboratory of your mind, you can invent your own model.
Which means you can model ANYTHING you like.