How to Counteract Negative Self-Talk

    We began this week by exploring one thing that you’ve wanted to do but haven’t done yet. We then identified one thing that has held you back and how that is represented in negative self-talk.

    In today’s message, let’s talk about how you can counteract your limiting self-talk. How can you overwrite the negative story that you’re telling yourself so you move forward with what you really want?

    A simple way to do this is to write down three small actions that directly overcome your mind’s self-limiting beliefs. These three action steps pave the way for your larger intention, they smooth the path for that one thing that you really want to do.

    Examples of small action steps could be:

    *Block out a convenient time in your schedule to do what you truly desire. This counters the thought “I don’t have time.”

    *Gather specific resources, tools, or instruction you need to do what you truly desire. This counters the thought, “I don’t have what I need to do that.”

    *Make agreements with others so they support your efforts or become involved themselves. This counters the thought, “They don’t want me to do this or they’re working against me.”

    Of course, these are general examples. The real power comes from identifying your own negative self-talk and countering your excuses or rationalizations with specific appropriate actions.

    This may seem too simple. The self-limiting part of your mind would like you to think it has to be more complicated. Try it out and see. Instead of intellectually deciding if it might work or not, actually do it and find out. In my experience, as soon as you take those small actions, you are already engaged in doing that one thing that you’ve been wanting to do.

    Enjoy!

    Kevin

    Kevin Schoeninger

    P.S. The Power of Practice Program empowers you to grow what you truly desire. Click here to learn more.

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