In the previous chapter I quoted from Lindsey Agness’s book Change Your Life With NLP. Now seems like a good moment to discuss NLP or neuro-linguistic programming given that this section – on visualization of goals – owes more than a little to that happy band of self-motivators. Many modern self-help books are either openly or indirectly using NLP in their framework of actions. And millions of people with low self-esteem or low confidence have undoubtedly had their lives improved by adopting NLP techniques.
For those with a high fear of failure, however, some caution is required.
NLP emerged in the 1970s as a radically new approach to psychotherapy and personal change based on, according to the Oxford English Dictionary (2009), ...