Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Why wait

Driving is so soo soothing. Maybe it is the moving car acting as a babycrib or the beauty of the surroundings. But at times driving in city becomes a task with traffic and the ever lasting rush to reach the place that one can barely enjoy the ride.

As my friend and I drove through the city just to grab a coffee we waited at a traffic signal as it was red light. My friend was driving and instinctively she drove ahead breaking the signal saying “why to wait there are no cameras here “

Yes there are no cameras here and it reminded me of one of the NLP teaser workshop that I attended.

NLP stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming. It dwells on the concept if something is ingrained in the sub conscious it is never lost.

Coming to where we were since childhood we are been given bits and pieces which say do this or this will happen. Like...drink milk or baba will come. Or a teenager boy getting to ride bike when his parents are not there.

This is conditioning and it happens unconsciously by parents and people around which somehow make way and penetrates one's mind forever. The same reason why we didn't stop at the traffic signal despite being the right thing to do as there were no cameras.

With NLP such events can be avoided. As the motive is to absorb the concept so that it becomes a habit and effective practice.

I am a big fan and promoter of the swachch bharat abhiyaan.  The government is making huge infrastructural investments in making public toilets (free of cost, as opposed to previous sulabh sochalay) creating awareness about using toilets, using dustbins and keeping the house and city clean.

One thing which people are yet to be educated on is… NOT SPITTING. One major problem in India is spitting and people don't even realize that it creates so many germs. It seems as if it is in their sub conscious that they can spit anywhere and actually they require to spit n number of times in a day.

I think there should be some approach like NLP used since one's childhood so that people neither spit nor break the rules when none is watching. DON'T YOU!!

Starting this week every alternate Wednesday is dedicated to stories or instances or learnings that I learn or implement at work. So stay tuned for #WorkWednesdays


  1. I have been hearing a lot about NLP lately. I know some people doing NLP certification courses. Must be interesting. I hate it when people spit on roads - more than that the weird sounds that they make while spitting - yuck yuck

  2. Even I had a teaser of NLP but have seen huge difference in people taking the certification.
    Cleanliness has to be taught from bottom down.