Firstly, think and self-talk positively.
Think about the words you use daily, and how they influence your confidence?
Confidence starts with your thoughts. What you think about you become. For example, remember when you tried something for the first time, did you tell yourself “This is going to be fun!” or did you say to your-self something like “I can’t do this”, “I’m going to fail?”, or “What’s the point in trying – it never works out?” It did for me.
So, it’s a good idea to have positive thoughts and to use positive self-talk, for example, “I can do this, it’s going to be fun” or “This is going to work”. The words we use set us up for the task we want to achieve; they can help build your confidence or knock it down.
However, far too often, we use the power of our self-talk to limit us by talking to our-self out of doing something before we have even tried it. For example, notice how you feel and behave by saying to your-self “I can’t do this?” Most people are continually giving there-self suggestions for negative feelings, inaction, and a lack of confidence, and then wonder why they feel so bad.
Negative words; can’t, fail, hard, impossible, lose, not, quit, terrifying, unlucky.
Positive words; action, confident, dream, excitement, excellent, fun, inspiring, motivating, possibility, powerful, start, successful.
Notice; how reading these negative and positive words made you feel? Which group left you feeling better about your-self and your confidence?
If the voice living in your head is not supporting you, it is time to replace it with one that does. Because like it or not, the results you are getting in your life are directly related to the voice, words and the script you keep telling your-self.Paul McKenna