In my previous article, I touched on why the most popular method of NLP to maximise one’s potential may not be the best method and promised to introduce another more effective method. I will begin by giving an appropriate example on this.
I am sure most of us would have heard of Michael Jordan and his achievements in the field of basketball. He is the most talented and graceful basketballer I have come across in 2 decades of basketball watching. He earned numerous accolades including nicknames of bazinga “Air Jordan” and “His Airness”. His talent in basketball is therefore undeniably immense. However, it is widely known that his first love is not basketball but baseball. In fact, after 1 period of immense success in basketball, he took the option to quit basketball and pursue a career in baseball during 1993-5 but met with limited success. He rejoined the Chicago Bulls basketball team he left during 1993 and led them to 3 consecutive American National Basketball Association Championship titles from 1996-8.
Now, what conclusion can be draw from Michael Jordan’s success story in basketball and his trophy-less stint in baseball? First conclusion we can draw upon is that, talents, no matter how immense, are seldom multi-dimensional. He could not bring over his winning edge in basketball to baseball. This is one law of nature that he could not defy. The second conclusion we can make here is that maximizing one’s outcome is as simple as going into the field one is most talented in, rather than going into what one is most interested in. Thirdly, it is suffice to say that no amount of motivational theory practices, NLP or mental conditioning can propel Michael Jordan to match his achievements in baseball to that of basketball.
With these pertinent points in mind, I will recommend the most effective tool to identify and maximize one’s potential as the Chinese Astrology methods of Zi Wei Dou Shu (ZWDS) and Bazi (also known as 4 Pillars). These methods are able to identify the many types of specific potentials (wealth, health, career, romance, sexual and many more) and even general luck potentials of an individual. Many a time, we venture into the course of study or career path only to regret few years down the road. Making a u-turn may be troublesome and expensive. Even if we made the correct decision on the career or business to pursue at the onset, a turn of bad luck or a moment of mental weakness may still land us in hot soup. With effective decision making at the back of good knowedge of Zi Wei Dou Shu (ZWDS) and Bazi, we can identify talents, customized decision to the individual or identify turn of bad luck. If one is able to identify his potentials in such a comprehensive manner, one’s achievements in life will be maximized.
However, I will be the first to admit that getting sufficient volume of people to believe in and embrace the practices of Chinese Astrology methods of Zi Wei Dou Shu (ZWDS) & Bazi (4 Pillars) remains elusive. Many have the impression that the essence Astrological lies in understanding that our achievements are all limited by our birth data. Whereas Motivational Theory practices and NLP’s allure lies in stretching beyond the individual maximum potential, the premise of Chinese Astrology advocates working within the individual’s maximum potential. Hence, it is difficult for Chinese Astrology methods to build up a sizeable fan base as compared to Motivational Theory practices or NLP as it lacks behind the latter in emotional allure. At this juncture, I urge people to make a rational rather than fashionable decision when working towards maximizing their own potentials.
Many people unwittingly fail to realize that “1 bird in hand is worth more than 2 birds in the bush”. Each individual’s outcomes can improve remarkably by adopting optimal course of actions notwithstanding that it is still within the maximum potential of oneself. If Michael Jordan had chose to play baseball instead of basketball, or Bill Gates choose to venture into the artistic industry, their outcomes would have a world of difference.
After we have made the right decisions towards achieving our maximum potentials and outcome, we can then practise Motivational Theory and NLP to further stretch our potential. Why stop at one when we can have the best of both worlds?
I am a Fengshui Practitioner in private practice and I specialise in Ba Zi, ZWDS, Flying Star Fengshui, I-Ching and other Chinese Metaphysics