If you started the year with amazing goals and intentions and have recently been challenged to keep going with them, then take a minute to reflect on the power of your Self Talk.
In my experience many people feel a dip in there goal enthusiasm around 6 weeks into the New Year, so you are not alone!
If we are honest with ourselves, we all have experienced the little voice in our head which talks us easily out of so many opportunities arising from coincidences.
It makes comments like:
“Take the easy option , play it safe mate!”
Don’t say anything, keep quiet, no-one will listen to you in the office meeting”
“Who are you kidding, you could never do that!”
“Let someone else do it”
“Just stay here, don’t approach that person, they’re far to good for you!”
Can you imagine how many relationships that never had a chance to start because of this last phrase in our self talk examples.
Lets commit to thinking about what we do want instead of what we do not want, focus on success, overcome the fear of failure.
To help you do this exercise in a quiet moment at home.
Your thoughts and speech reflect your attitude.
So work to adjust your thoughts and language to positive only.
Exercise: List 7 negative words you use, and then write next to it 7 positive alternative words or phrases you could use.
Then next time you are about to use one of the 7 negative words, remember this exercise in your mind and change it to a positive.
At first it may seem awkward but with practise you become expert at being positive as you begin to rewire your thinking from default mode to postive.
Imagine working your brain muscle and become the more positive energetic person you want to be in business and your personal life. Imagine people commenting on how you are always so positive? How do you do it?
Challenge yourself, to change your Self talk.
It Just Works!
At MindStore we are passionate about helping everyone to rekindle that way of thinking to improve performance from Ordinary to Extraordinary,so think about contacting us to be involved in your next Learning and Development event.