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The Pain & Pleasure Principle  

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12/11/2022 12:39 pm
The Pain & Pleasure Principle

What is the pain & pleasure principle, also known as 'Leverage'? How can you apply the Pain & Pleasure Principle through powerful exercises like the Dickens technique and NAC technique of Tony Robbins?

What is the pain pleasure principle?
The pain-pleasure principle is an aid in setting and achieving goals, because it gives motivation. How you create motivation with this tool? It's simple to understand this principle: both pain and pleasure can serve as motivation to get moving.

Pain: When a gun is held to your head, you do as you are told. In that case necessity motivates you to get moving. The lever in this case is to move away from the pain.

Fun: When you can collect a million euros from the cigar farmer with a winning lottery ticket, change your clothes now and get on your bike. In that case, desire motivates you. The lever in this case is: move towards pleasure.

The Pain-Pleasure Principle means that someone can be motivated through pain and pleasure. Both can be used as motivational tools:

Pain or extreme need to change: "You have to reach your goal. If you are still stressed weekly in five years, most of your hair willl have fallen out and you will experience dangerous palpitation.

Pleasure and extreme limitless desire to change: If you look back on a life of relaxation and control in five years, you can enjoy a beautiful, healthy body and life for the rest of your life

Why does the pain-pleasure principle work
Why this works? Just ask a gazelle: How does he stay motivated when a lion is chasing him? In short: the pain-pleasure principle brings motivation and urgency, almost compelling us to change. NOW. Not next week or in six months.

There are four main reasons why leverage works:

You feel intense desire, motivation, urgency and/or intense pain that requires something to happen. That pain in particular gives you a hard kick-in-the-butt to so something.

Feeling is the domain of the subconscious, so it also sets it in the right direction.

You know why you do something ... if the way is big enough, you will always find a how.

There are many studies showing how powerful motivation becomes when we are at risk of losing something. So pain. When a boss promises employee A a Ferrari if he performs better, and gives employee B a Ferrari in advance and threatens to take it back if the performance does not improve, employee B works much more effectively than employee A.

Gentle healers make smelly wounds. With the leverage technique you will therefore actually intensify pleasant and painful feelings. In this technique you act with the conviction: you sometimes have to hurt people to prevent more pain.

By exploring the pain-pleasure principle, you can finally see the need for something. We often don't acknowledge that we have a problem until we investigate it and examine possible (painful) scenarios.

And not only necessity is powerful ... fun too! It becomes very easy to jump out of bed early in the morning when you have a 'sexy vision' of what you will be doing that day.

If you're working towards a great life with a nice partner, nice friends, lots of time for family, a comfortable home and a million dollars, you wake up much easier to go to work than if you were a not-so-so-so. - sexy vision of two thousand euros.

Using leverage is much more powerful than using discipline
You may already know that the subconscious is much more powerful than the conscious. You can consciously want to go in one direction, but the undercurrent of the subconscious can just pull you in the other direction.

Discipline must be used on a conscious level, while leverage has an effect on an unconscious level. An intense desire solves the whole discipline problem. Then you don't even need discipline anymore.

Make sure you feel so much passion and love for what you want to do that it's not even an option to do something else.

What are the steps to apply this principle: Neuro Associative Conditioning (NAC)

Step 1: Determine what new behavior you want and what is holding you back
For example: getting up earlier. What pain from changing and what pleasure from sleeping in is holding you back?

Step 2: Create a lever (thanks to the pain-pleasure principle) for your new behavior
Feel the intense pleasure of getting up earlier and sleeping in the pain of the rest of your life. You can also use submodalities for this, for example with a Mapping across.

Step 3: Action1! Now actually interrupt your limiting patterns
This is actually taking action. Now you are actually going to change the pattern by doing something else immediately when you feel the urge to sleep in. For example, as soon as I left like I wanted to sleep in: I put on crazy music and danced really loud as a pattern attack

Step 4: Immediately after that pattern break, do your new desired behavior
Immediately after step 3, do what you want to do: get up earlier. So for the next few days, get up early before your pattern break.

Step 5: Reinforce your new pattern add align it with your beliefs and personal values
Reward yourself after doing the same pattern. Immediately feel the pleasure of doing the new behavior. Feel the benefits of breaking your pattern. For example, reward yourself extra and make it even more fun to keep it up this new pattern.

Step 6: Reflect on your new behavior ... monitor yourself and your effectiveness
This step takes place, for example, a week later. Schedule a reflection moment to reflect on the actions you have taken int he past week or break your pattern.

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