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We are always engaging in self-talk. Consider following situation:
You see a possible opportunity and you say to yourself... "This looks like a great idea!" (positive) "But what if I try and it doesn't work?" (negative) "Still, it looks too good to pass up!" (positive) "OK, but I can't do it right now, I'm too busy.... or.. I wouldn't know where to start...or..I'm not smart enough,. or ...etc." (negative)
Wouldn't this be better self-talk?
"This looks like a great idea!" (positive) Let's write down all pros and cons so we can evaluate idea properly" (positive) "It looks too good to pass up!" (positive) "Let's make a plan, work out what needs to be done and take a first step" (positive)
You can easily see that second course of action would be more effective than first in moving you towards your goal. The important thing is that we have been given free will. We don't have to follow pattern that we learned from our parents or that we picked up over years. If we are habitually harboring negative thoughts or fears, then we must make some changes in order to improve our lives.
The problem is that we have been given this marvelous brain which is many, many times more efficient and capable than best computer that man can build and no-one gave us an operating manual.
We owe it to ourselves to learn HOW to push right buttons in our brains and create reality that we deserve.
Let's become masters of our own destiny!
June McHardy is a co-editor of the Motivational Ezine 'Prosperity News'. This Ezine is dedicated to maximizing success and happiness in our lives. http://www3.sympatico.ca/norm.mchardy/Prosper.htm To subscribe: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=subscribe