We are our own worst enemies and critics. We are capable of talking ourselves out of just about anything, even if there is no REAL justification to our thoughts.
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If you can’t win the fight against yourself, none of your goals will every come to fruition.
The way to freeing yourself is by responding different when the voices inside your head start talking negative. Instead of obeying your negative commands, you can use positive self talk to counter the negativity and overcome nearly all anxious thoughts. It’s tough, but true.
Setting Your 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’s hard to live your best life when you keep talking yourself out of it. Having frustrating and discouraging thoughts constantly plaguing you can only bring you down. 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. The truth is that we are defeating ourselves.
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 before.
Here’s how it works:
Decide your goal and then make a plan of how you are going to achieve it. When self-doubt starts kicking in, you will respond with affirmations that prove your success without surrendering to the negative pressure.
A book that can really help you get some great affirmation and ways to fight off the negative thoughts is Steven Furtick’s “Crash The Chatterbox”. Worth every penny.
Re-Programming Your Mind
A great to start training your brain is with affirmation statements. Affirmations are 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.
Don’t think you talk negative? We all do. When you catch a thought, try writing it down, correcting it and then telling yourself something positive.
Through positive self-talk you will be able 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.
Heather Santo is a certified Virtual Administrative Consultant with over 15 years of customer service experience. She also spent time in corporate America as a Human Resources Manager performing generalist duties and specializing in recruiting. She now enjoys using her talents to serve her clients and help them to operate their businesses efficiently. She specializes in Aweber, Pinterest, WordPress Thesis, Gratitude Concierge Work and social media content graphic creation.
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