Use Your Positive Self-Talk to Conquer Any Size Goal, Even That Big, Scary One!
Do you feel like you are always talking yourself out of success?
As soon as you start to set goals for yourself, do you suddenly have nagging thoughts about how you aren’t up to the task or how you simply aren’t qualified to carry it through?
If you have ever experienced either situation, you need to change the way you respond to your inner dialogue, your self-talk. Instead of dwelling on your negative thoughts, you can use positive self-talk to counter the negativity and overcome them with repetition.
Setting Your Goals and Then 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 are constantly talking yourself out of being a success. Commitment is weak at best.
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.
But there’s another 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 pre-planned affirmations that prove your success without surrendering to the negative pressure you are creating.
Gratitude affirmations are awesome here. It is difficult to think negatively when you are thinking about all the good things you have. 🙂
Since you’re reading this article, it’s clear that you’re no quitter and you’re certainly not a failure, so believe in yourself!
You truly can do anything you put your mind to.
Re-Programming Your Subconscious 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 positive motivating statement that you have already created for that moment.
There will always be some doubt trying to creep in, that is normal. But the trick is not to dwell on it. Consider it and then move into pre-planned positive affirmation immediately.
Stand guard at the door of your mind. Your mind can hold only one thought at a time. Control that thought. Make it an positive thought that empowers you.
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.
One I particularly like is upon rising every day. Look in the mirror and say… “I see power, I see courage, I can do anything! I see power, I see courage, I can do anything! I am unstoppable! Say it until you really feel it deep down.
Positive self-talk is easier for you to implement than you might think.
You may not yet be aware of the severity of the negative dialogue currently within your mind. Negative thought is usually habitual and takes some real concentrated thinking to discover.
There are lists of affirmations you could use, but I find that it is better to personalize them by thinking about the negative thoughts that you have now, and turning those around to fit you.
Once you begin with positive self-talk, you will suddenly realize that just how much you were self-sabotaging the goals you set for yourself right from the minute that you set them.
This process of creating personalized affirmations alone can open your eyes to exactly how much this inner conversation has been interfering with the joy in your life. You’ll feel more positive and more importantly, begin to believe that you can now set goals, and surpass them.
Through positive self-talk you will be able to easily set long and short-term goals for yourself and achieve them. And when you use your preplanned positive affirmations, you’ll have accessible tools to help you push yourself to limits you never even conidered before.
Learning to quiet negativity with preplanned positive thoughts is a great move toward setting and achieving your future goals with ease. To discover more about defeating negative thought check out these other posts about Affirmations.
— Al Smith (@AlSmith2003) February 7, 2017