“If you can tune into your purpose and really align with it, setting goals so that your vision is an expression of that purpose, then life flows much more easily.”
Are you initially filled with excitement when you first set goals for yourself? Are these thoughts then quickly followed by self-doubt and self-defeating thoughts that stop you in your tracks before you even get started?
It can be difficult 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 plaguing 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.
But there is another way!
Positive self-talk is an effective way to set goals and ensure that you stick to them, even if you have never been able to do this before.
The way this works is that you decide your goal is important to you, and then you plan the logistics of how you are going to attain this goal. When self-doubt starts to kick-in, you will respond with affirmations that prove your success without surrendering to the negative pressure. Since you are reading this article, its clear that you are no quitter and you certainly aren’t a failure: so start believing in yourself.
Re-programming your mind
Affirmations are essentially positive statements that re-program your mind to focus on the positive. The moment you have a self-defeating thought you will 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 within your mind due to having grown so used to it. However, once you begin with positive self-talk, you will suddenly realize that you are self-sabotaging the goals that 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 and holding you back from achieving the things you want. By countering, and then replacing this self-defeating inner dialogue, you will feel hopeful that you can now set goals and surpass them.
Through positive self-talk you will be able to easily set short and long-term goals for yourself. And when you use affirmations, you will have accessible tools to help push you further than ever before. Learning to replace negative thoughts with positive ones is a great move toward setting and attaining future goals with ease.
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