How do successful people talk to themselves?
One of the most consistent values that all successful people share is that successful people know that they control their thoughts. It’s a fact of life that what we put into our heads, we get out of them. People who are successful expose themselves to positive and inspiring media to inspire positive and creative thoughts. They make predictions on how things could go, rather than on how they should or should not go. For example, let’s look at three things a student might say to themselves in the beginning of the semester.
I should get straight A’s
By saying “I should get straight A’s” your mind is subconsciously interpreting it as a standard that if not reached can quickly lead to filling your mind with self-doubt. This self-doubt will eventually build up and potentially lead to a lot of problems down the road.
I shouldn’t get stright A’s
This simply goes without saying, if you tell yourself that you can’t do something, it’s not going to happen.
I could get straight A’s
Telling yourself “I could get straight A’s” tells your mind that straight A’s are in the realm of possibilities. In other words, your mind perceives this as “I have the potential within me that if used properly can lead to straight A’s.” This positive self talk gives you more confidence in yourself so that when you’re studying your mind will subconsciously be reminded that you can perform at a level that is more than deserving of a 4.0 GPA.
If you’re feeling down and out, tell yourself that you can succeed. Giving yourself positive reinforcement will inspire you and give you confidence,Change the way that you talk to yourself that will help you become a much happier, healthier you.