Have you ever wondered why some people always seem to come out as winners, even when they are going through extremely stressful times? How do they always manage to achieve success, one goal after another?
What is their secret?
Here’s a simple answer: their minds are programmed to achieve success because their psychological and physiological needs have been met.
For other people, it is difficult to do so because their needs aren’t met—whether due to how they were raised or the environment they grew up in. Sometimes, due to certain situations, people and life events, some of our needs get neglected.
Reframing is a powerful way to re-address these neglected needs to satisfy them in later stages of life, boosting personal development and growth.
Here’s an example:
An important human need is the ‘desire to learn.’Let’s say a person was born to parents who had no particular interest in education. A good way to reframe that need would be to find a person—a role model when it comes to learning, and internalize their values—giving the aspect of learning a new frame.
Reframing takes care of your unmet needs in two ways. Let’s look at them in a little more detail.
Appreciation vs. Supplementation
It’s basic human mental programming—we want our past to be beautiful and appreciated. This is hard when your past is full of traumatic incidents, regrets, and decisions you aren’t proud of.
While looking past the bad memories may seem impossible, reframing can help give them a brand new perspective.
With reframing, you can add entire sets of valuable, wholesome, and positive new memories to your past, taking away negative feelings attached to previous memories.
These additions also generate positive feelings of acceptance around the previous bad memories, helping you appreciate the happy, loving ones that existed, but were overshadowed by the negative.
This combined effect of positive feelings of appreciation surrounding new and old memories will help prime your mind to think more holistically, set higher goals with the belief that you can achieve them and positively impact your future.
The new memories you create while reframing your past help satisfy your past by replacingpainful experiences and unfulfilled needs with new modalities.
These new memories get stored in the memory center of the brain and gradually, start infusing into your psyche—ultimately, becoming a natural part of you.
The NIKU principle of reframing your needs states that the key to happiness and success lies in our ties and relationships with the people around us. If these are severed, or unhealthy, new inner bonds and relations, acquired with the help of mental neuroimplants can help generate the mindset we need to achieve everything we are capable of achieving.
To try out reframing, you can easily download NIKU, an app available on both, the Apple App Store and the Google PlayStore. This app works on ‘reframing of needs’ principal and functions as an online psychological counselor or a life coach, helping you look at life with a fresh, new perspective.