Well, put down your guard because I want to take you through an exercise. I want you to go with me for just a minute. Tie your left brain behind your back and come with me.
What if you were to not speak for a year? I mean nothing. Zip. You will still be your friendly self, but you just won’t speak. Of course, you’ll still find ways to communicate with family and friends, but not verbally. And none of your communication will explain why you are not speaking. Of course, this would be quite difficult but you’re a disciplined person and I’m sure you could do it.
If you are asking “Why would I do such a stupid thing?” then your left brain needs to be tightened down a bit.
Give it a minute. Your right brain will soon be supplying all of the reasons you need.
Why indeed? I could write a book about the experience! I’d become well-known! (He’s that guy that doesn’t talk) There’s a guy in the bible that didn’t talk for a year…maybe people would think I’m some sort of spiritual guru. My wife wouldn’t like it, but maybe in some weird way it would draw us closer. My kids would get a kick out of it.
OK, release your left brain. Yes, the consequences of such an act would very likely outweigh any personal benefit.
The point is this…before anyone will do anything at all, they must go there. They must do that thing in their imagination. Before they buy your jewelry, they must go there in their mind. Before they buy your cars, they must go there. Before they attend your college, you must show them the experience on the visuospatial sketchpad in their brain.
The trick is to supply them with just enough information for their right brain to start manufacturing the logic to feed back into the left hemisphere where the REAL decision can be made.
It’s not as easy as saying “Imagination yourself………..” If it were, I could really convince you about keeping quiet for a year. Going there is just a tactic. Figuring out where to go and how to get there is strategy.