Many years ago, I read a book on the power of Self-talk and dismissed it as an interesting but not a practical approach to get things done. Thankfully, I rethought the process and found it to be an effective tool to change my behavior.
These inner thoughts are even more effective when written down and said out loud multiple times during the day. Unfortunately, Self-talk can be destructive as well as constructive. Naturally, I recommend the constructive forms of self-talk. They are more beneficial when phrased in positive terms. Positive Self-talk should be statements that are insightful, thoughtfully constructed, self-reflective, and motivational. See yourself as capable of accomplishing your desired outcomes.
“Today I will greet people warmly.”
“Today I will stand up for principles I believe are right.”
“Today I am going to spend at least 45 minutes on a writing project.”
“I am good at what I do, I give myself credit for completing an assignment.”
“I lead an effective and talented team”
“I am going to carefully consider options before making an important decision”
“I accept myself as who I am.
“I am a happy person.”
Positive Self-talk will improve your self-esteem. You will feel good about yourself and it will show in your interaction with others.
If you decide you want to begin using Self-talk to improve some aspect of your life and need a boost, follow the Soar Without Limits process. If you are ready to make it happen we are ready to help you. Send us an email and tell us how we can help. This peer-to-peer interaction provides valuable feedback to help you on your journey.