Do you notice that sometimes you talk yourself out of doing something which would really have been advantageous for you in the long run? Or perhaps you may have noticed that sometimes, even though you had set yourself a clear goal, you found it difficult to drum up the necessary energy or enthusiasm to make a go of it?
Well, I hear so many people saying negative things like “I’m just not the sort of person who could do that”. They end up placing limitations on themselves by saying things like: “I’m not a people person” or “I’d never be able to do what you do”
Now I’m sure that people’s natural biological inheritance does seem to provide differing abilities in different areas, but only to some extent. I know that experience and attitude are more important, and it is clear from extensive brain research that our brains are very plastic. This means that the ‘wiring’ of the brain changes as we learn new things.
Naturally, this shows us that most negative self talk is in reality inaccurate or somewhat unrealistic. It’s not that anybody can do anything, it’s more a question of you can do more than you currently know you can.
That negative self talk is a lying voice, and it cheats you out of those future possibilities, or current enjoyments. Maybe it’s time to create a voice that is for you instead of against you, one that will champion your cause in life, and fighting for you.