Hey there! I hope you are having a fabulous week! And I hope after reading this you feel so amazingly awesome (because you are)!! Positive self talk is something that has greatly impacted my life and it can do the same for you! Here is the thing about self talk... whatever you say to yourself becomes true (in some way or another). So whether you are telling yourself good things or bad things becomes really vital to how you are going to live your life. I think we are all so used to these stories we tell ourselves in our head whether it's " I'm not good enough", "I'm not smart enough", "I can't do x, y, and z because of..." or whatever story it may be. The truth is we tell ourselves these stories because we are afraid of what might happen if we actually go for it. When we go after what we want we leave ourselves open for failure and disappointment. BUT, the only way to be successful is to go after what you want. And when you go after what you want, positive self talk is huge!! You are changing the story you are telling yourself. You are going from "I'm not good enough" and "I'm not smart enough" to "I AM good enough!", "I AM strong enough!" Just these simple changes in the way you think can completely change your life. Here is part of the mantra I say out loud to myself every morning:
"I am strong. I am successful. I am blessed. I am fearless. I am enough.
I can accomplish anything I put my mind to.
I choose to invest in myself.
I do not hold onto bad feelings. I choose to let them go and enjoy my life.
I am creating a life I love instead of just living with the one I'm stuck with.
I am not afraid to leap. My faith is bigger than my fear.
I am capable of growth. I live in a world of limitless possibilities.
I don't compare myself to others because I am confident in myself.
I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness!"
Now, to be honest, not everything on that list is true...but it doesn't have to be. Write down who you want to be and the more you tell yourself that, the more you become it! You can go from being something you are NOT to something you ARE just simply by telling yourself you are! It sounds so crazy, but it is true!! I promise you! Try it out! I dare you. Once you start telling yourself this different story and you TRULY BELIEVE IT your thoughts will turn into actions and those actions will help you to reach your dreams.
What story do you tell yourself? What are your excuses for not doing some of the things you want? How can you turn those excuses into your new story? Once you figure that out you will right along the path to success in WHATEVER you choose to do! Now don't get me wrong, that doesn't mean you won't fail and that doesn't mean it will be easy, but when you have control over your mind you have control over your life and it WILL be possible!
Do whatever you need to do to change the story you are telling yourself...whether it's writing out a mantra and reading it every morning, writing positive affirmations on sticky notes and putting them around the house, or having that one positive affirmation in your head to say to yourself whenever negative thoughts come in...whatever it may be find something that works for you! You are already SO AWESOME and once you start to believe it your life will begin to change.