Using Positive Self-Talk to Conquer Any Goal
Do you feel you’re always talking yourself out of success? As soon as you start to set goals for yourself that feel really good, do you suddenly have nagging thoughts about how you aren’t up to the task or about how you simply aren’t qualified enough to carry them through and succeed? Using positive self-talk can change this.
If negative thinking has become a habit, you need to change the way you respond to your inner dialogue. Instead of obeying the negative noise in your head, you can use positive self-talk to counter the negativity and overcome nearly all anxious thoughts.
Setting Goals and Sticking to Them with Positive Self-Talk
Are you initially filled with excitement when you first set goals for yourself? Are these thoughts then followed by self-doubt and self-defeating thoughts that stop you in your tracks before you even get started?
It can be difficult to make the most of your life when you’re constantly talking yourself out of being a success. It’s frustrating and discouraging to have those thoughts constantly plaguing you. Many of us don’t even realize we do this to ourselves! All we know is that we don’t have the confidence to stick to our plans and we never reach our goals.
But there is another way!
Using positive self-talk is an effective way to set goals and ensure that you stick to them, even if you’ve never been able to do this before. You decide what goal is important to you, then you plan the logistics of how you are going to attain this goal…you know…create a road map for yourself. When self-doubt starts kicking in, this time you’ll respond to your negative self-talk with positive affirmations that support your ability to succeed without surrendering to the negative pressure. By the way, since you’re reading this article, it’s clear you’re no quitter, so start believing in and respecting yourself!
Re-Programming Your Mind
Affirmations are essentially positive statements that re-program your mind. The moment you have a self-defeating thought you’ll be able to counter that negative thought with a motivating statement. An example of a positive affirmation is: “I am worthy of great success,” or “I see myself in the winner’s circle.” What this does is replace negativity with thoughts that will help you move toward your goals instead stopping you in your tracks or even moving you further away from those goals.
Positive self-talk is easier to implement than you may think. You may not be aware of the damage the negative dialogue in your mind is doing to your goals and your life. However, once you begin to practice positive self-talk, you’ll suddenly realize you sabotage the goals you set for yourself the minute you make them. This process can open your eyes to exactly how much this inner negative conversation has been interfering with your life. Once you have this awareness, you can begin to set goals and achieve them.
Through positive self-talk you’ll be able to more easily set long and short-term goals for yourself. When you use affirmations, you’ll have accessible tools to help you push yourself further than ever before. Learning to quiet negativity with positive thoughts is a great move toward setting and attaining future goals with ease.
Be Your Best You!
Cheryl A Major, CNWC
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