Most people have no idea they are talking to themselves all day long. It is important that you pay attention to your thoughts. All day long you’re telling yourself all kinds of things. Statements about what is happening, how your future will play out, or dwelling on past events. If you’re going to be doing this all day, wouldn’t it be great if these thoughts or statements to yourself are ones that drive you to do something, motivate you throughout the day, empower you, build up your confidence, and are in line with your values? At the very least and most importantly you do not want your thoughts to be negative, bringing down your self confidence and hindering you from personal growth.
Life is challenging enough when we are firing on all cylinders, why make it any harder. It is a good idea to write down the things you tell yourself and you think about throughout the day. Pay attention and review what you come up with to see if you notice any patterns of thought that may be negatively impacting you. Some of you may be very surprised at what ends up on the paper. Read back what you come up with as if you were talking to someone else about them or if some else said those things to you. This will give you a better understanding to whether your thoughts are negatively impacting your life or if you are dwelling on nonsense that doesn’t really matter. You must understand your input throughout the day is shaping your attitude and actions all day long. It is having a huge impact on you whether you choose to believe it you not. It is well worth your time to become aware of what you are putting in your head, what thoughts are dictating your actions, and why you feel the way you do. This could profoundly change your life!