Self talk is something we all do. Whether we are fully aware of what we say to ourselves or not, we all have things we think or say to ourselves in our subconscious mind.
The subconscious mind is somewhat of an "autopilot of self talk" that replays the very thoughts we have been programmed to think and believe. These thoughts are thoughts that are based on what we've learned through personal experience and what we may have learned from our parents or caretakers as we have grown. From a very young age, we learn to see ourselves and the world through the words of other people.
Our brains have been programmed naturally and subconsciously.
Unfortunately, a great majority of the programming we have received and continually reinforce through our lives is negative self talk.
Negative thinking, also known as negative self talk, is not only habitual but it is extremely self defeating and limiting.
So much of what we do or don't do in life depends greatly on what we tell ourselves on a regular basis. Our self talk is a reflection of what we believe the most about anything!
How we talk to ourselves starts a chain reaction in our entire being. Self talk triggers our emotions and feelings and from there it triggers our attitudes and behaviors. Then finally, these determine what actions we take in life.
So much of our success, as well as our failures, are determined by what we believe to be true. Problem is, so many people believe things that are not true. It is very important to point out that the brain has a very important job and this is to believe what you tell it or what you accept as truth from others.
This isn't good for the person who is negative and pessimistic about themselves or life, but for the person who uses positive self talk throughout their life, they will have a more positive experience. It truly is, what you believe it to be.
One of the most powerful things I have ever learned about self talk is that I do not have to accept every thought that comes into my mind as truth. For many years, I believed that if I felt a certain way, then it must be true. I accepted my automatic subconscious thoughts as fact without questioning them. These thoughts dictated how I felt about myself, how I viewed others and how I experienced life. They even affected how confident I felt or whether or not I would takes risks or set goals.
Trust me when I say you do not have to accept every thought that comes into your mind or adopt any kind of thinking you don't want to accept! The fact is, you can reprogram your mind to think whatever it is you want to think!
Don't like your thought life or self talk habits? You can change them!
While it is true that it will take time, patience and determination, if you persist you will notice that how you feel will begin to change. This will trigger new behaviors and new actions...you will begin to change. You will find just how many opportunities lay before you and your world will begin to open up in ways you never imagined.