It was just a matter of ignoring the negative voices chattering in the backs of our heads, and giving our power to the positive possibilities in front of us.
What happens when you tell yourself things like, “I don’t have what it takes” or “I’m not ready yet”? It certainly doesn’t lead to success. A successful person would never say something like that. That’s the hard truth.
When you constantly tell yourself these little self-deprecating lies, you start believing them and your behavior naturally backs the lies up. You start procrastinating. You put your biggest goals on the back burner. You always feel guilty and regretful for not taking action. You give up when the first obstacle comes your way. And the list goes on and on.
You know what the really scary part is? Most people don’t know they are digging themselves a hole by repetitively listening to their negative self-talk.
To get yourself out of it, you need to literally rewire your brain and replace the negative mindsets with positive, productive ones. Instead of saying “I don’t have what it takes” you must start saying “I can figure this out!” And by doing so, you’ll stop saying “I’m not ready yet” and you’ll start taking action because the new mindset is something along the lines of “I am ready to learn and grow!”
There are dozens of common self-deprecating lies (negative self-talk) that hurt your self-image and, as a result, your success and fulfillment.
If you’re struggling with any of this, know that you are not alone. Many of us are right there with you, working hard to feel better, think more clearly, and get our lives back on track.
What do you want to start doing, even though you don’t feel ready yet? What kinds of negative thoughts (lies) have been getting in your way?