Self Talk

Maybe right now you are worried or maybe you are a little fearful or maybe you feel like you are on the very edge in one or more areas of your life. You know what? You’ve been there before! Oh, I know, that voice inside is telling you that this time is not even remotely like any of those other times, that this time it’s really different, really serious. It’s a lie. The truth is that you have competently handled everything that you have ever had to deal with in this life. You wouldn’t be reading this right now if you hadn’t made it through each and every day so far. The ONLY reason that you are worried or fearful or feel on the edge is because your self talk tells you so and stands steadfast against any evidence to the contrary, including these words.
So, how do you get around that self talk? By changing it! You see, the self talk is fearful right now because you are doing the listening and not the talking. The very second that you decide to do the talking, everything else shuts up. Oh, there will be a bit of resistance and the voice of fear will wait to jump back on the controls the moment you think all is well but with a bit of awareness it can’t happen and even if it does you can switch right back in the blink of an eye. So tell yourself you are wonderful and competent and courageous and powerful and you’ll get through this too. God knows, you’ve got the track record to prove it. Embrace that truth.

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