There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

   William Shakespeare

When was the last time you stopped and listened to what you tell yourself about you?  Well, your subconscious mind is listening and it takes those messages very seriously, whether they are accurate or not. 

The words you use have emotional impact. Because they reflect what you believe about who you are and what you can do, they significantly affect what you are able to accomplish in life. 

Negative self-talk is extremely destructive. It can cause you to give up trying to do something new before you even get started. Here are a few of the most common self-sabotaging messages - do any of these sound familiar?

·      I can't do this

·      I’m not smart enough

·      I'm no good at technology

·      I'll look stupid

·      I’m too old to learn new skills

·      If only...

·      That's just the way I am - there's nothing I can do

Through your thoughts and words, you are a self-fulfilling prophecy. You have the power to create a happier life by changing the tone of your self-talk. However, you must be willing to accept total responsibility for what you think and say about yourself and your potential.

Positive statements like “If they can do it, I can do it; I'll never know until I try; I choose… I prefer... I will...” can help you recognize opportunities and find creative solutions to your challenges.

Remember that your subconscious mind doesn’t know when you’re kidding or telling the truth.  It simply takes you at your word. Words have power, so be as careful about what you say to yourself as to others.

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