Can you conquer any goal using positive self-talk?
In my years of experience, I’ve encountered many recruiters who have talked themselves out of success by negative thinking.
Do you feel like you talk yourself out of success? As soon as you start to set goals for yourself, does your confidence dip because your inner dialogue tells you that you simply aren’t qualified to carry them through? Do you ever feel like you’re not up to the task?
We all have inner dialogue. Instead of obeying your negative commands, you can use positive self-talk to counter the negativity and overcome nearly all anxious thoughts.
Setting Goals and Sticking to Them with Positive Self-Talk
If you’re like most human beings, you’re initially filled with excitement when you first set goals for yourself. Then, all of a sudden, those thoughts are followed by self-doubt and self-defeating images in your mind that stop you in your tracks before you even get started.
It’s very hard to make the most of your life when you are constantly talking yourself out of being a success. It can be frustrating and discouraging to have these thoughts constantly bombarding 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.
I propose another way …
Positive self-talk is an effective way to set goals and ensure that you stick to them, even if you’ve never been able to do this before.
It’s your job to decide what goal is important to you, and then you plan just what you’ll do to attain this goal. When self-doubt starts creeping in, you’ll respond with affirmations that prove your success without surrendering to the negative thoughts. Because you’re reading this, it’s clear that you’re no quitter and you’re certainly not a failure, so start believing in yourself!
Re-Programming Your Mind
Affirmations are essentially positive statements that re-program your mind for the success you seek. 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 going on in your mind. But once you begin with positive self-talk, you will suddenly figure out 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. Wouldn’t you like to feel hopeful that you can now set goals and surpass them?
Through positive self-talk you’ll be able to easily set long and short-term goals for yourself. And when you use positive statements, you’ll help to push yourself further than ever before. Learning to quiet negativity with positive thoughts is one of the most important choices you can make in setting and attaining future goals with ease.
When you work from home, that can have a set of challenges that aren’t experienced if you’re employed by someone else. How we think is definitely a choice, so keep your thoughts positive!
Until next time, keep moving forward.