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Positive Self-Talk Leads to Success

Good Things Come to Those Who Believe

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  • Be gentle with yourself. If you wouldn't say it to a loved one, don't say it to yourself.
  • BILLTHOMSON
    keeping small goals and staying positive has given me some great days in the last three months.
  • BILLTHOMSON
    I have a list of small goals that is achievable each week, this helps me stay positive.
  • I think the main thrust of this for me is that we too easily believe that we are incapable of making positive changes - like weight loss - in our lives --- just look at our track records! We often figure out that we've believed others' opinions of us- thatcan be very discouraging, negative. This is a process that requires a lot of understanding and gaining insight of who we really are, figuring out past pitfalls and red zone areas. It is so easy to feel like a failure - really much harder to try again for a lot of us, but very possible. I would add, that as a Christian, I do not believe I could go through this process without help and support of God.
  • Self respect is the first step on the road to success.
  • Read a story much too long for this about voices comparing it to falling in a hole repeatly. Negative talk is falling in it each time. Yet we start to recognize and figure out how to get out. Third, START to go around it or choose a different. This is our positivity! Some takelonger, some don't. What matters is we choose.
  • I have came to the conclusion that nothing beats a fail but a try. I am my only own worrst enemy.
  • I finally put it in my head that I just have to do my best. It might only be 75% of somebody else's best but as long as I am true to myself, I will eventually see the results.
  • REDBIRD7933

    We are our own biggest enemy
  • That would be "will" :)
  • Great pep talk! Bill bookmark. Awesome!
  • This article could be written directly for me. I am a master of negative self talk. Will have to try harder to remain positive so I can be successful. Even one small thing a day could change the outcome of my day.
  • Your goal is unattainable. Your actions are pointless. This is the negative self-talk that leads to my self-sabotage. To see my thoughts in print. To see that others have these same thoughts. This was a real eye-opener for me.
  • Cardio machines with a view - beats reading every time. That's true even if it is a street view - create a story -
  • My biggest motivation killer was the 'gym snobs' (and way too many of them are professional trainers). Either in person, or online. I avoid them and have a much better outlook. But keeping a positive outlook does not mean to overlook my faults. Merely accept the reality, and try to improve on them.

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