“If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?”Maya Angelou
You are Amazing.Fantastic.Talented.Worthy.
“I can’t” vs. “I can”
If you’re discontentedly sitting in a state of inertia, ask yourself what is really holding you back. What are you afraid of? People who practice positive self talk refuse to see the obstacles before any journey. They acknowledge they are there but are devising a way to make it happen. While those convincing themselves they can’t do something, end up doing nothing and never move forward.
We all want to be happy, fruitful and prosperous but with this comes a lot of hard work and effort. When you find yourself in a position where you can either sink or swim, find the way to swim because even by trying, you’re already ahead. Trust the process, if you strongly believe you’re destined for something greater than what you’re experiencing now, keep getting up and try again. One of these days, the door will eventually open.
Find the Positive in the Negative
Is the glass half full or half empty? Our interpretation of what we see and what happens to us leaves an impressionable mark on our self awareness. There is a lesson to learn from every setback, preparing you for the next round. Positive self talkers are wired to see the best in people and situations. They too, are faced with challenges but a positive outlook loosens the chains of negativity and keeps them moving forward.
In an idealistic world, negativity would be abolished but without the tough times and dark holes, how are we to determine the value of the good times when they arrive?
What is your unhappiness trying to tell you?
“A positive outlook loosens the chains of negativity and keeps them moving forward.”
You are who you hang out with
Jim Rohn said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Take a look around you, who do you drink with? Who inspires you? Do they believe in you? What exactly do you talk about? Do they bring out the best in you or are you left pondering in self doubt and pity?
Life is not a competition about who has a better job, degree or income. Good people are able to connect and devote altruistic ventures to absolutely anyone they meet. They also know when it’s time to close the door on those that are a compromise to their values. They inspire your better self to shine in the light by taking a risk and following your dreams. People that hold you back are a distraction to your soul and personal development.
Negative people are just as contagious as negative thoughts, they will make you sick over time. You probably won’t even notice but this is a distraction your inner self will not appreciate. If you’re around people who judge, gossip, struggle with addictions and plague your thoughts in the wrong places, you’re wasting time and time is our most precious gift of all.
Be wise enough to know when to walk away from those who no longer feed your soul.
You’ve heard me harp on about it, every self-help guru on the planet places large emphasis on it, even Gary Vaynerchuk has devoted videos to this one word and most pivotal part of our personal development, gratitude. Gratitude is being grateful for the gift of being alive and every aspect of what you already do have.
Gratitude and positive self talk go hand in hand because as you are focusing on all the positive aspects about yourself and life, you’re also giving thanks to it all. When we focus on the good in ourselves and live, we leave no time and space for our limitations.
I hate how many people think, “glass half-empty” when their glass is really four-fifths full. I’m grateful when I have one drop in the glass because I know exactly what to do with it.” Gary Vaynerchuk