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 are constantly talking
yourself out of being a success.
Do you know that inner voice that always seems to be going? It is constantly telling you what you should do, what you might do, and reflecting on things you have already done. It evaluates what you do while you're doing it, providing opinions and suggesting possible ramifications and outcomes. This is one type of inner monologue which has been identified and labeled as "self-talk".
It can be frustrating and discouraging to have these thoughts constantly plaguing you. Many of us, in fact, don't even realize we have them!
All we know is that we don't have the confidence to stick to our
plans and reach our goals.
Unfortunately, this voice you seem to have no control over is negative 70% of the time.
But there is a way!
Positive self-talk is an effective way to set goals and ensure that you stick to them,
even if you have never been able to do this before.
The way this works is that you decide what goal is important to you,
and then you plan the logistics of how you are going to attain this goal.
When self-doubt starts kicking in, you will respond with affirmations
that prove your success without surrendering to the negative pressure.
Re-Programming Your Mind
Affirmations are essentially positive statements that re-program your mind
for the positive. The moment you have a self-defeating thought you'd be able
to counter the negative 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 of further away from them.
Positive self-talk is easier to implement than you might think.
You may not be aware of the severity of the negative dialogue currently within your mind. However, once you begin with positive self-talk, you will suddenly realize that you are self-sabotaging the goals you set for yourself from the minute that you make them.
This process can open your eyes to exactly how much this inner
conversation has been interfering with your life.
You'll feel hopeful that you can now set goals and surpass them.
Through positive self-talk you will be able easily set long and short-term goals for yourself. And 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.