How hard it is to learn micro-strategy

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Human life is largely guided by the ability to use the sensory systems, i.e. sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch. These sensory-specific (neurological) perception processes lead through certain mental sequences (associations in the brain) into corresponding (emotional) states. And these, in turn, have a major impact on how you think and act.

In NLP, these fast and internal sequences of sensory-specific mental processes as well as the complex patterns of external behavior are called 'strategies'.

Strategies are the basis for all results achieved.
(Whether this was intentional or not).

Every behavior - completely independent of the respective content - requires certain mental processes, the structures of which are systematically and logically structured. Maintaining a certain sequence - such as when dialing a telephone number - plays a very important role in whether the desired destination can be achieved.

In the course of life, people develop countless strategies - helpful and hindering - for an extensive repertoire of behavior and express them through the way in which they organize their thoughts and behavior in order to perform very specific tasks in life (large and small) fulfill.

Strategies can be divided into five main categories:

  • Motivation strategies: how we motivate ourselves to act
  • Reality strategies: how we decide what is true for us and what we believe
  • Learning strategies: how we learn new material
  • Memory strategies: how we remember
  • Decision-making strategies: how we choose our approach from various options

The Mr. Lee acronym is a further NLP development by Bernd Holzfuss

Strategies are used to describe all internal and external processes that people go through in order to bring their knowledge and skills in line with their beliefs and values, use their resources and express them in concrete behavioral patterns. Consciously or unconsciously.

Often the most important and most frequently used strategies are based on unconscious attitudes and beliefs. In order for strategies to be applied successfully, they need conducive and supportive beliefs and inner convictions.

A distinction is made in NLP between macro and micro strategies:

Macro strategies describe the sensibly structured and step-by-step organized process of action interventions according to clear principles. They are the outer steps that lead to a certain result according to the law of cause and effect. Each macro strategy consists of many different sub-strategies.

Micro-strategies are specific, internal ways of processing sensory perceptions on the level of the representation systems (VAKOG). It is understood to be the way in which someone processes their sensory perceptions and generates action impulses from them in order to be able to convert them into concrete behavior.

Strategies consist of three main components:

  • the desired goal,
  • the sequence of internal representations and
  • the submodalities in the associated representation systems

Joseph O'Connor compared human strategy to a recipe for baking a cake. "You need the basic ingredients (representation systems), the nature and quantity of the ingredients (submodalities) and from both you create the tasty end result (goal). In strategies, just like in baking, the sequence is crucial The batter comes, but what matters is whether you mix it with the batter before the cake goes into the oven. "

The structural design of strategies can be identified

In NLP we assume that the conscious and / or unconscious processes of a strategy and the formal structures within the specific procedures in the sensory systems can be analyzed and thus identified. The goal of strategy work in NLP is to find out HOW a certain behavior is produced and executed. The NLP strategy notation is used for this.

Ineffective strategies can be changed

One of the goals in NLP is to convert previous limitations into options. As soon as the structural concept of a strategy is open, it can be worked on. In NLP strategy work, this is done primarily through the awareness of previously unconscious, limiting strategies. The goal is to change and optimize them in order to use all senses to effectively achieve goals and to be able to achieve satisfactory results.

New strategies can be built up in a targeted manner

Through the analytical disclosure and identification of the individual steps in their neural elements, it is possible to put them together in a completely new way and to develop completely new strategies that can lead to a desired behavior, result or goal in the future.

Successful strategies can be modeled and utilized

The T.O.T.E model was developed for NLP in order to find the basic structure of a strategy that provides information about HOW exactly someone does something when he does something very successfully. With the help of the concept worked out in this way, the aim is to make this ability accessible to others who have not yet had it available. Strategies are an essential part of modeling, from which NLP itself arose.