Sunday, August 02, 2009
Some people think that people who talk to themselves are a little bit crazy. In fact the opposite is true!
When you talk to yourself your are sure of two things. First, the listener is actually listening to what you say and second, the speaker and the listener are communicating on the same level!
Self talk is an essential element in any successful endeavor. Emile Coue' had his patients look at themselves in the mirror each morning and repeat one hundred times "Day by day in every way I am getting better and better" Coue' had extraordinary results.
I have often observed that while there is no scientific proof that positive thinking works, there is mountains of proof that negative thinking will defeat any endeavor. Remember the Little Engine That Could. He kept repeating "I think I can, I think I can" and soon he was saying "I knew I could"
Observe what you goals are and what has to happen to achieve these goals. Set up intermediate goals and then "Act as if" Talk to yourself as though those goals have been achieved. pretty soon, the time will come when those goals have in fact been achieved and you are ready to advance to the next one.
Remember, when you talk to yourself, you have a captive audience as the speaker and a private listening session as the listener. Take advantage of this. Talk to yourself often and say good stuff.