“Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn’t have the time to sit around and talk about you. What’s important to me is not others’ opinions of me, but what’s important to me is my opinion of myself’ – C. Joybell C.
What is your opinion of yourself? Often times we are our own worst enemy. Throughout each day and our lives we speak to ourselves. It is called ‘self-talk’. An article in Forbes described ‘self-talk’ as the mental monologue that runs in our heads pretty much non-stop.
What are you telling yourself? Are you defeating yourself and your action before they even occur? Is action even occurring or are you talking yourself out of taking action?
You’ll never succeed anyway.
You just don’t have the energy to get anything done.
You aren’t good enough.
you don’t deserve love.
Stop and realize what you are saying to yourself. Often times the statements, like the ones above, are in accurate.
- Recognize what you are saying – Listen to Yourself
- Write down what you hear – read and notice the negative parts
- Revise/Rethink creating an alternative positive self-talk
- Repeat and realize your own self-worth.
Your self-worth has nothing to do with your craft or calling, and everything to do with how you treat yourself – Kris Carr
You have to believe in yourself – Sun Tzu