The power of a positive mindset is so reliable that you can use its strength and the confidence from this belief to achieve the goals on your life’s path. We – Yes, YOU AND ME, maybe the ones limiting ourselves, how does this happen? By eventually believing that you cannot achieve anything good in life. I say eventually because negative self-talk isn’t a belief that happens overnight. It’s a slow, painful process.
I agree that not many people were brought up in a positive environment where they received constant encouragement to succeed against all the odds. Because we’re all different, is why it is essential to identify the weaknesses that cause your thoughts to go into the black pit of funk.
What effects do negative self-talk will have on your life?
You will agree with me that even in the mornings we sometimes need to encourage ourselves to get out of bed. That is how much power a positive mentality can give to you. But by thinking negatively, you will never feel like doing anything to help yourself or to achieve your goals. The negative thought pattern will lead to stagnancy, and you cannot afford for this to happen.
What about your goals? A negative mindset will discourage you from pursuing your goals so you must get rid of that mentality.
And yes, depression may eventually set in when you let negative talk cloud your mind and reasoning.
How can you get rid of negative self-talk?
Identify the factors or particular experiences that make you think negatively.
I know – sounds like a piece of cake, doesn’t it?
Does the negative self-talk happen when you check your bank account or argue with a family member? If you can identify the various circumstances that cause you to have a negative perception you can start working to make a change.
For example, feeling sorry about failing in any way can be overcome by positively reaffirming that you can achieve your goals and then go about making more concentrated preparations to accomplish those goals. While characterization of negative self-talk is a lot of blaming and analyzing excuses for your failure, you overcome this negativity by being honest about the situation. Blaming yourself will only end with self-pity and negative self-talk.
Ask yourself why you failed to achieve those goals. Maybe your preparation was not adequate, and you made some errors along the line. By confirming these lapses, you are becoming more enlightened about how to go about resolving the issue.
Running away from the problem might seem like the best decision at some point. It’s never a good idea to ignore your issues, instead try to find out why honestly. And then identify the solutions that you need to implement when next you are in that situation.
So your bank account is a haven for crickets, so you argued with someone and you feel bitter about it, there are many other similar situations, but you should never be too hard on yourself. Instead start asking, How? Instead of Why?
Questions such as how can I prevent this from happening again will never have answers that include negative comments. This way you can fill your mind with positive reasoning, do this when the situation arises to overcome negative self-talk.