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  • The educational system doesn’t focus on the results you as a student want. Instead it promotes the notion that what you should learn is process. You should learn how to do math, construct sentences, how to write research papers and lab reports. The assumption is that as you become fluent in these processes, the results will take care of themselves.
  • Conversations have also simple tension resolution systems (question – answer)‏
  • Creating

    1. 1. CREATINGCREATING THE RESULTS THATTHE RESULTS THAT MATTER TO YOUMATTER TO YOU (Adapted from “The Path of Least Resistance”(Adapted from “The Path of Least Resistance” written by Robert Fritz)written by Robert Fritz)
    2. 2. RESULTRESULT • You will learn how to shift from reacting and responding to circumstances to creating the result you want
    3. 3. CREATINGCREATING • is bringing about things that are most important to you in a tangible way: – your dreams – aspirations and – what you truly want your life to be
    4. 4. CREATINGCREATING • has NOTHING to do with – fixing what does not work or – getting away from something you don’t like or you don’t want, and – it’s NOT problem solving • is NOT designed to heal you, fix you, or satisfy you
    5. 5. CREATINGCREATING • is a way in which you can bring your talents, energies, actions, imagination, reason, intuition and • even love to the creation you desire • Love is generative rather than simply responsive • If you love your creation enough  you will take whatever actions necessary to bring the creation into the world
    6. 6. A deep longing to create resides within theA deep longing to create resides within the human soulhuman soul Everyone has an urge to bring somethingEveryone has an urge to bring something into being that has not existed beforeinto being that has not existed before except in their imaginationexcept in their imagination
    8. 8. Desire Concept Vision Current Reality Action Evaluate Learn Adjust Completion Bestowing Judgement Receiving Creation has a life of its own S T R U C T U R A L T E N S I O N
    9. 9. People are by nature creatorsPeople are by nature creators butbut very few have been trained to createvery few have been trained to create
    10. 10. Experience whileExperience while CREATINGCREATING • InvolvedInvolved • Focused outwardlyFocused outwardly • Focused in the momentFocused in the moment • A sense of timelessnessA sense of timelessness • A feeling of freedomA feeling of freedom • A sense of vital energyA sense of vital energy • A sense of themselves/A sense of themselves/ independenceindependence • Life seems importantLife seems important NOT CREATINGNOT CREATING • Often not involvedOften not involved • Focused inwardlyFocused inwardly • Not focusedNot focused • Often under pressureOften under pressure • Somewhat oppressed bySomewhat oppressed by circumstancescircumstances • Often tired or depletedOften tired or depleted • Unclear sense ofUnclear sense of themselvesthemselves • Life often seems arbitraryLife often seems arbitrary
    11. 11. In the creative processIn the creative process • You never need to misrepresent toYou never need to misrepresent to yourself what you think or wantyourself what you think or want • You focus on yourYou focus on your REALREAL opinions andopinions and REALREAL desires when you first conceive of adesires when you first conceive of a resultresult • You don’t know whether or not it isYou don’t know whether or not it is possible to create the resultpossible to create the result • You know only that it seems probableYou know only that it seems probable
    12. 12. First StepFirst Step • A simple question: – What results do you want to create? • You conceive of the result you want • You don’t know HOW you will GET THERE • You want what you want whether or not it is possible
    13. 13. Criteria for good end resultsCriteria for good end results 1. It is the end result. 2. It is separate from you. 3. It doesn’t have to be created. 4. It is not problem solving. 5. It is what you want independent of whether or not it’s possible. 6. It is driven by desire, not by circumstances. 7. It is clear and specific, rather than vague and unspecific. It can be quantified. 8. It is not an ideal.
    14. 14. Second StepSecond Step • CHOICE! • Ask the right question: – What end result do you want? • Answer it regardless of the circumstances or any situation • You know the answer either rationally or intuitively • When you make a choice, you focus vast human energy which goes untapped
    15. 15. How to chooseHow to choose • Ask the question “What do you want?” • Don’t limit what you want based on what you think is possible • Conceive of the whole picture of what you want including the circumstances and choose them all • Ask yourself the test-question: “If I could have it, would I take it?” • If YES, • Formally make your choice
    16. 16. Types of ChoicesTypes of Choices • Primary Choice – about the final result (this is something you want) • Secondary Choices – actions in support of the primary choice • Fundamental Choice • Essentially different from other choices • It’s not about a direct result • It’s about a state of being • It’s about your general orientation/perspective • It’s a foundation of your life-building process
    17. 17. Fundamental ChoiceFundamental Choice • to be theto be the predominant creative forcepredominant creative force inin your life;your life; • to beto be true to yourselftrue to yourself;; • to beto be freefree (of fears, negative thoughts and(of fears, negative thoughts and feelings);feelings); • to beto be healthyhealthy (mentally, emotionally,(mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually).physically and spiritually).
    18. 18. Fundamental ChoiceFundamental Choice • Once you have made a fundamental choice  you will naturally organize your primary and secondary choices in concert with the fundamental choice  the level of your involvement becomes self-generating rather than dependent upon circumstances
    19. 19. Third Step: Current RealityThird Step: Current Reality • Accurately describing the present conditions is a skill that can be developed • You need to develop the skill of viewing reality objectively
    20. 20. Common MistakesCommon Mistakes • Describing only what you don’t like about the condition • Describing only what you do like about the condition • Making it seem worse than it really is • Making it seem better than it really is • Minimizing how good or bad it is • Imposing how it “should” be on how it really is • Analyzing how it got to be the way it is
    21. 21. Structural TensionStructural Tension VISION Result you want to create Current Reality What you now have T E N S I O N RESOLUTION R E S U L T SEEKS LOVE TRUTH
    22. 22. Structural TensionStructural Tension • Tension can only be resolved in three ways: 1. You can give up what you want (vision). 2. You can misrepresent what you currently have (current reality). 3. You can create what you want (structural tension – creative tension) • Tension is structural, not psychological
    23. 23. FOCUSFOCUS • an important ability in the creative process that can be developed • focusing on • the result and • what you currently have in relation to the result • Principle: “Conscious focus creates energy”
    24. 24. Two types of motivationTwo types of motivation 1. Our actions are motivated either by our circumstances – Problems, unwanted consequences, conflicts, lack of resources, conflict of interests, pressure from others  REACTING AND RESPONDING (action is either a reaction against or a response to circumstances)
    25. 25. The problemThe problem LEADS TO Action to solve the problem LEADS TO Less intensity of the problem LEADS TO Less action to solve the problem LEADS TO The problem remaining
    26. 26. Two types of motivationTwo types of motivation 1. Our actions are motivated by desire and aspiration – To bring something into being, to accomplish results that matter, to build something  CREATING (action taken is motivated by desire to achieve an end result)
    28. 28. Tension-Resolution SystemsTension-Resolution Systems • A structural principle in nature: – tension seeks resolution • In nature and in our lives there are structures of – Simple tension-resolution systems – Complex tension-resolution systems
    29. 29. Simple SystemSimple System • Contains one single tension – Tension  Resolution – Hungry  Eat – Overweight  Not eat • Two simple systems tied together – Tension  Resolution – Hungry  Eat – Overweight  Not eat
    30. 30. • You can’t resolve the tension in these two systems • Resolution in the system increases the tension of the other system – Tension Resolution – Hungry Eat – Overweight Not eat
    31. 31. • On the level of appearance the dieter is taking action to lose weight • On the level of structure, the actions are designed to resolve structural conflict
    32. 32. Structural ConflictStructural Conflict • We have two or more tension-resolution systems with mutually exclusive points of resolution • The behaviour you see is oscillation over an extended period of time • The underlying structure gives rise to your behaviour • Sometimes it’s easier to diet, sometimes it’s easier to eat
    33. 33. Basic Structure of StructuralBasic Structure of Structural ConflictConflict • Tension Resolution • Desire to have Have end result desired result • Belief you can’t Do not have the have what you desired result want This structure reinforces fixed patterns of behaviour. It’s common in our lives.
    34. 34. Basic Structure of StructuralBasic Structure of Structural ConflictConflict • Is formed by two competing tension - resolution systems 1. Your desire 2. Your incompatible dominant belief that you can’t have what you desire! • “Solving” structural conflict: 1. You “give up” your dominant belief 2. You “give up” your desire • Structural Conflict is NOT resolvable
    35. 35. Compensating StrategiesCompensating Strategies 1. Staying within the area of tolerable conflict 2. Conflict manipulation 3. Willpower manipulation • You may develop one or more of these strategies  all of them inhibit true creating
    36. 36. Area of tolerable conflictArea of tolerable conflict • The goal is equilibrium • Minimize the amplitude of the oscillation • Oscillation creates emotional experiences (minimize uncomfortable feelings so that they can be tolerated; avoid change; “you don’t rock the boat”; when challenged – move away from conflict) • Behaviour limits aspiration and minimizes loss • Reaching for only the “realistic”
    37. 37. Area of tolerable conflictArea of tolerable conflict Negative Belief Desire
    38. 38. Conflict ManipulationConflict Manipulation • You try to “motivate” yourself into action by – Intensifying the conflict – presenting a “negative” vision (fear, guilt, and pity) or unwanted consequence – Taking action only to reduce pressure and relieve the emotional conflict instead of creating what you want
    39. 39. Conflict ManipulationConflict Manipulation Negative Consequence I can have what I want I can’t have what I want I can’t have what I want I can have what I want
    40. 40. Willpower ManipulationWillpower Manipulation • Many people take little or no action unless they “motivate” themselves through – positive attitudes (“self-manipulation”), – positive thinking (“affirmations”, “mantras”), – inspiration, – exaggerated determination (forcing themselves in compliance with what they wish to see happen) – the structure reinforces powerlessness over time
    41. 41. Willpower ManipulationWillpower Manipulation Negative Belief Desire Negative Belief Negative Belief Desire Desire
    42. 42. • Structural conflict is not resolvable • We need another structure that is senior to structural conflict • This NEW structure: – incorporates structural conflict into itself – transposes a complex structure into a simple structure – it has ONE major tension  with a tendency to completely resolve it in favour of the desired result  STRUCTURAL TENSION
    43. 43. Structural TensionStructural Tension VISION Result you want to create Current Reality What you now have T E N S I O N RESOLUTION R E S U L T SEEKS INCLUDING SOMETIMES STRUCTURAL CONFLICT (Oscillation) LOVE TRUTH
    44. 44. The pivotal techniqueThe pivotal technique • Is used when circumstances are not the way you want them to be 1. Describe where you are 2. Describe where you want to be 3. Once again, formally choose the result you want 4. Move on  This technique re-establishes STRUCTURAL TENSION