Harnessing the Power of Positive Self-Talk for A Productive Life
Your belief system works much like a computer. It doesn’t question or judge what you input, but simply accepts it wholesomely as the truth. Thoughts of failure and defeat are converted by your belief system into discouragement.
When you continuously think of anxiety, worry, and fear, your system will process and the output will be in the form of panic attacks, depression, and stress. Earl Nightingale, a renowned author and speaker revealed that there is incredible power in positive self-talk.
Your vivid imaginations and what you hold in your sub-conscious mind will act out as the reality. The belief system defines your reality and shapes your character.
The Power of the Placebo
The mind has the ability to cure a disease even if the medicine administered is considered worthless. This is what happens in clinical trials where only the patient’s expectations and belief is put to test to produce the sought-after improvement.
The Power of Positive Self-Talk and Affirmation
Positive self-talk is a powerful tool that can enhance your self-esteem and propel you towards your full potential. The best and recommended approach is to create positive self-talk is by way of affirmations.
Affirmations are simply positive statements representing the desired outcome or condition. The fortunate thing is that your subconscious mind cannot tell the difference between a vividly imagined experience and a real experience.
To have a maximum effect, an affirmation should be simple and encouraging. It should be repeated over and over again so that it can become embedded in the sub-conscious mind. The following are some of the attributes of a highly effective affirmation.
- It should be stated positively and focused on the end goal. Whenever your mind strays into the negative territory, counteract such negative with positive affirmation.
- Use present tense. The subconscious mind always operates in the present tense. Avoid words such as could, should, will, or can.
- You should have strong conviction and emotion. Positive self-talk cannot work if you have no inner conviction that it is possible to achieve the end result.
- Speak out your affirmations repeatedly. Experts recommend you read and recite your affirmations in the morning after waking up and at night before going to bed. When you close your eyes and picture what the end result is, your emotions will link with your affirmations.
You can now start with the small steps by creating your own affirmations based on what you want to achieve. The guidelines above can help you truly harness the power that there is in positive self-talk.