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Positive Self-Talk Leads to Success

Good Things Come to Those Who Believe

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  • 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.
  • I'm thinking they were a bit down because they were tired after their workout. Being realistic doesn't have to mean you're thinking negatively. Some people post photos of themselves when they were younger and fitter; they will never look that young again, but they can look that fit, so it works. It's all in how you view the world.
  • i liked the own best friend comment. I will remember that one
  • Hesitant to comment here, as a dissenting viewpoint on this particular subject seem to get deleted. Treading carefully:
    Believing that something is true doesn't make that thing true; it makes you delusional. Speaking for myself, and I cannot stress enough that I am applying this standard to myself only because doing otherwise produces FAILURE in my case: failing to face facts, that is the cold, hard truth about health and weight, makes me fatter. The "body positivity"/'self love" approach led me straight to the plus-size department.
    Assuming a rigid stance, with no room for excuses, is the only thing that makes that scale move in the right direction for me.

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