Please read those wonderful recent articles:
Are your answers something like this?
“It happened because I’m not lucky”.
“Things happened because I’m not smart enough”.
“So happened because I wasn’t prepared”.
Poor choice of words will give you a poor answer. What if you used words like this when a challenge comes into your life?
“What can I learn from this challenge so I don’t repeat it?”
What’s funny about this challenge and how can I have fun solving it?”
You see better words produce a better question. A better question will produce a better answer.
Pretty simple but so powerful.
Here’s a perfect example of how Self-Talk will empower you. Let’s say someone is having a bad day, and you have the joy of running into this person.
And this person is more than happy to piss all over your day because they feel it’s their duty to ruin yours and everyone else’s day. You know the saying “If I’m having a bad day everybody else is going to”.
I DON’T THINK SO!!!
Because of my Self-Talk nobody gets to decide how my day is going to be but me. So my Self-Talk to that person is “I will not get involved in other people’s drama and I refuse to allow negativity into my life”.
If that’s my self-talk do you think I’m going to have a bad day just because someone else is? If someone is so hell bent on having a bad day let them, but you don’t have to.
Why would you want to be a passenger in your own life and allow people to determine what you’re going to experience? Take control of your life right NOW!!
Here are some samples of different words you can use to start changing your vocabulary:
Depressed to Not on top of it
Failing to Learning
I hate to I prefer
Irritated to stimulated
Overwhelmed to Busy
Stressed to Energized
Rejected to Overlooked
You get the idea.
(TO BE CONTINUED)