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Get Around To It (manual)
#88190 05/09/20 04:37 PM
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Why is the "Get Around To It" manual written so poorly? I had more clarity before reading through it. Who wrote this? Was it cobbled together by multiple writers?

The writing is very sloppy and unclear. Certain words seem to mean one thing in one paragraph, and then something else entirely in another paragraph. If this is not the case, then the instructions in both sections A and B are contradictory.

For example, is session A about focusing on "activities" or "priorities" or "a goal" or "the results"? Different parts of the manual suggest different things. In the Purpose section of session A, it says "Establish clear PRIORITIES, and focus on ACTIVITIES that accomplish them." Then, in the listening instructions , it says "Clearly identify your PRIORITIES and a GOAL you want to accomplish. Focus on the RESULTS you desire."

So which is it? Should I be focusing on the ACTIVITIES or the RESULTS?


What about section B? Is it about focusing on a specific task and it's benefits... or is it about focusing on a specific result/goal and all the tasks involved in accomplishing it? Different parts of the manual suggest different things. In the listening instructions, it says "identify a specific TASK you want to start or accomplish. Think of the BENEFIT for achieving it." Then, further down the page, in the technique overview, it says to "identify the one specific RESULT or GOAL you desire. Second, what TASKS are there to complete in order to achieve the RESULT?"

In other words, section B starts off suggesting this session is about accomplishing a specific TASK, but then a few paragraphs later suggests it's about accomplishing a specific RESULT/GOAL involving multiple TASKS.


So my question is this:

What is the difference between a priority, an activity, and a task? What's the difference between a goal, a result, and a benefit? The manual is not clear on this. It just tosses these words out there like their precise meaning is self-evident, but then, later in the manual, uses those same words differently. If this is not the case, then the multiple instructions in the manual contradict themselves.

Re: Get Around To It (manual)
AngelFly #88191 05/11/20 07:23 PM
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Hi AngelFly!

Paraliminals are intended to be used for a variety of desired outcomes and by people coming from all walks of life. For that reason locking into specific, pedantic verbiage would not be productive. Each person can choose the specifics with a connotation that works for them.

For general consideration, a goal is the result or outcome you are seeking. Setting priorities helps you create a hierarchy of activities or tasks that will yield that outcome. A well formed outcome will be one that supports a benefit that is of value to you.

The “Purpose” of the sessions and the “Before Listening” component are to get you headed in the right direction. Once that has been done, it is up to you to decide what path will be most workable for your specific circumstances. There is no set or prescribed route, which is why Paraliminals are so personal, organic and effective.

Don’t overthink the process. Go with the flow to whatever extent you can and use the open-ended suggestions to make the experience personal and pertinent to your specific circumstances and desired outcome.

All the best to you!
Wendy Greer


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