Do you know the one thing that can prevent you from becoming what you want to be?
I will tell you.
Do you know the one thing that can open the door for you to become a stunningly successful person and be greatly admired?
I will also tell you.
I like you to read attentively. This can be a turning point in your life.
Many of us are more negative than positive.
We think more negatively than positively about ourselves especially about our abilities.
Have you ever realized that you talk to yourself more than you talk to others? This is what happens.
And what do you tell yourself? Mostly negative things about yourself.
Whenever you are sitting silently or walking or driving and talking to nobody or nobody is talking to you, you are actually not silent. You are talking to yourself silently. Although words do not come out, you are saying things to yourself.
These silent conversations have played a big role in determining what you are today. If you are a successful person at the moment, they have been the key. If you have experienced many failures, these silent conversations with yourself have been the cause.
Let me explain. If the things that you usually say to yourself during such silent moments are negative things about yourself, you will become a negative person and will do negative things, behave in negative ways, react to situations negatively, and negative things will begin to happen to you.
This is where most of your limitations and failures come from. You tell yourself a lot of negative things about yourself during your silent moments and instill negative beliefs in yourself about yourself.
Thus, you limit yourself without realizing it. You sell yourself short. You put barriers on your own way.
The solution is to make a conscious effort to stop telling yourself negative things about yourself be it when you are speaking aloud to people or when you are speaking silently to yourself.
You must take a firm decision to let no negative thought or word about yourself and your abilities pass though your mind or lips.
Instead tell yourself positive things about yourself. See yourself positively. If the thought ‘I can’t’ comes to your mind, quickly replace it with ‘I can’. If someone treats you as stupid, tell yourself ‘I am brilliant but you are not brilliant enough to see it.’
Someone has said, “Attitude is everything.” Attitude can be positive or negative depending on the thoughts that dominate your mind; your silent conversations with yourself. Therefore, in your silence, say only positive things to yourself about your self.