Whether you realize it or not, you can make yourself or break yourself with your own thoughts.
You have a voice inside you. It speaks to you as though it is not you. What is YOURS saying? And should you believe it?
You’ve heard it said:
“You can’t believe everything you read.”
You can’t believe everything you hear on the news. One news channel is slanted this way. The other is slanted the other way. Who do you believe?
Do you believe everything the government tells you? Do you believe everything your teachers taught you? Do you believe everything your church tells you?
So, if you don’t believe everything you read, and if you don’t believe everything you hear… then for heaven’s sake, don’t believe everything you are telling yourself.
Examine what that person called “yourself” is saying to you.
Figure Out What “You” Is Telling You
When you’re taking inventory of what you tell yourself, remember this little fact:
You have a tendency to believe what you consistently hear.
Whether good or bad, your “prophecies” about yourself tend to come true… because you keep hearing them in your own mind!
“You” can tell you positive things, like:
- I can actually do this
- I can be an overcomer
- I can make more money next year
- I can double my income
- I can take that unbelievable, outrageous vacation
You MUST believe what you are saying to yourself when you say these things!
At first, these thoughts will not be natural to you. You will have to hear them many times before you believe them.
But that’s the trick – you must hear these things over and over on a consistent basis to get the results.
Think about the negative things you’ve internalized. These thoughts have beaten their way into your brain by repetition.
THAT is why you believe them.
Don’t just continue to let them play like an old, broken record!
Whatever you tell yourself… It will happen that way. If you’re saying “I’ll never be able to do this,” you’ll never be able to do this. That’s the power of the mind.
How To Talk To Yourself The Right Way
There are three ways to become a better believer in yourself:
- Write down what you say.
- Read it over and over again. Say it aloud 30 times before you go to bed. Then say it 30 times first thing in the morning. Or when you are taking a shower.
- Repeat steps one and two continuously.
The more you hear the good stuff, the more you’ll believe it. The more you hear the bad stuff, the more you’ll believe it.
You MUST make a point to change the way you talk to yourself.
Question: What are you telling yourself that you used to know wasn’t true? What can you tell yourself that will come true instead? Don’t hold back – think 10x BIGGER than you’re thinking right now!
P.S. Many of you benefited greatly from the free gift last week. So, I’ve created another one for you. This special tool is going to help you internalize your positive thoughts. When you tell yourself these things enough, you begin to see big shifts in your thinking. And big shifts in thinking lead to big accomplishments. Print this tool out and use it to create your new mindset.
Click the image to the right to download the “Who I Am According to Me” Reminder Worksheet.