Do you feel like you are always talking yourself out of a situation? Especially when it comes to something that will transcend you into success, you start to set goals for yourself, then suddenly you start to have nagging thoughts about how you don’t need to do it or you are too tired or how you simply aren’t qualified to carry it through?
If you have ever experienced this, you need to change the way you respond to your inner thoughts. Instead of heeding your negative directives, you can use positive self-talk to counter the negativity and overcome nearly all of those anxious thoughts.
Consider Setting Goals and Sticking to Them with Positive Self-Talk
You set goals for yourself. You get excited. You take one action, then all of a sudden your thoughts are filled with self-doubt and self-defeating thoughts that stop you in your tracks. You stop just as quickly as you started.
When you are constantly talking to yourself with doubt and fill your thoughts up with discouraging statements that talk yourself out of being successful, you become frustrated. How discouraging it is to have these negative thoughts constantly plaguing your mind. 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 then we fall short of reaching our goals.
You Can Defeat Self-doubt
There is a way to stop self-doubt and negative thoughts in their quest to stop you. You must use positive self-talk. The use of positive self-talk is an effective way to set goals and ensure that you stick to them. The way this works is that you decide what goal is most 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 reply with positive affirmations that prove your success is worth it, your hard-work is worth it and you never give up on reaching towards success. Never surrender to the negative pressure from your thoughts. You are not a quitter and you’re certainly not a failure, so start believing in yourself!
Change Your Mind-set
You should consider re-programming your thoughts. The use of positive affirmations is effective. These are positive statements that re-program your mind. The moment you have a self-defeating thought, you stop and counter it with a positive and motivating statement. For example, say things like: “I am successful,” or “I can do this.” Placing yourself in the winner’s circle is important. What this does is swap negativity with thoughts that will help you move forward. You move closer towards your goals instead of further away from them.
Positive self-talk is possible. It is easy if you allow it to be! Negative thoughts can poison your path to success. Positive self-talk is easier to implement than you might think.
If you allow negative viewpoints and thoughts to override your positive thinking you will start to feel doubtful and never achieve your goals. You can feel more hopeful, more positive, more open-minded when you practice positive self-talk. You must make it a habit to help you achieve your goals one step-at a time. You can set small, short-term goals that can help you continue to feel hopeful no matter what you encounter.
Practice this tool every day and every moment of your life. When you use positive affirmations and positive self-talk, you are using a tool that pushes you through the hard times, that quiets negativity and helps you move further in the attainment of your goals.
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