We all have Self Talk
So what is Self-Talk? Simply put Self-Talk is the running dialogue in your head. It’s the words you use to describe the experiences in your life. Those are the words you use when you have challenges. The words you use when you’re speaking to others. Like your daily vocabulary.
Look you must realize the power your words command and then choose them wisely.
“People with an impoverished vocabulary live an impoverished emotional life; people with rich vocabularies have a multitude palette of colors with which to paint their experience, not only for others, but for themselves as well”.
– From the book of Anthony Robins, Awaken The Giant Within,
“Its only words, and words are all I have, to take your heart away”
Many of us don’t realize the words we habitually choose to use effect how we communicate with ourselves and therefore what we experience. Words are very powerful, they can help or heal. They can make us cry or laugh. Words can create or destroy. They can comfort or cause pain.
Words create emotions, and those words create action, and from those actions your life is formed. Most of your beliefs are created by words, which means they can also be changed by words.
Simply choosing new words to describe how you’re feeling or how you experienced an event can instantly change the emotional experience. If you describe a fantastic experience as being “Ok”. That experience is now diminished and flat because of your limited use of words.
You’re in control of your life
You need to consciously evaluate and keep improving the content of your vocabulary to make sure it’s pulling you in the direction you desire instead of a direction you want to avoid.
Changing choice of words can change your life
Here’s a great example I heard from Anthony Robbins after hearing him speak about this subject at one of his live seminars. After that I re-evaluated my Self-Talk (years ago). And it changed my life BIG TIME!