”Dear human, something wonderful is about to happen.”
There are days when I have to remind also myself of the things I speak so highly of. Like for example the importance of having a positive mindset, no matter what life throws at you. There are a few empowering self beliefs that have the power to change your life. Simply ‘cause I strongly believe; you become what you believe.
Our beliefs determine how we treat ourselves, but also how we choose to live our life and treat other people. These beliefs are deeply rooted within us, and therefore it can be very hard to change them. If you notice that your self beliefs are too negative then it’s only one person who can help you, and that person is you.
However, in order to change something you first have to become aware of the ”problem”. Bring awareness into your life; the first step in reframing your thoughts is to listen and be aware of them so you can better understand them and your behaviour.
The next step is to challenge your beliefs; bare in mind not all your thoughts are true. Your thoughts don’t define you, just because your mind choose to think negatively you don’t have to accept it – challenge your thoughts by adopting a more positive attitude.
Observe your environment; it can have a great impact on the way you talk to yourself. If you notice that your environment is bringing you more negative feelings than positive ones it might be time to change environment.
Remember, choosing positive thoughts is a daily practice – when repeating positive thoughts you’ll develop a kinder and more gentle way to talk to yourself. I’ve had to remind myself of this rather frequently lately.
Take action ->
You can’t just wait for good things to happen to you. You’ll have to employ strategies against negative self-talk and negative feelings:
- Use positive affirmations/positive thinking daily to set yourself up for success. Always assume the best. If something bad happens, think of it as a challenge. Everything happens for a reason, you might not understand the reason right now, but eventually it will come to you.
- Visualize your success. You have to be able to see it in your mind before you’re able to see it in your reality. Already as a child visualization came naturally to me. For example when I was 11 years old and competed in long jump; Before the competitions I usually visualized the perfect jump that would give me the gold medal. And believe it or not, I got the gold medal 😉 Somehow I believe I was smarter back then, or at least I had more courage.
- Don’t be a victim. Take ownership of your feelings and emotions. Become aware of the things that upset you and choose to work on it. The more self-aware you are, the more likely you are to succeed.
- Learn from your mistakes. Your failures are your lessons, and shouldn’t be regarded merely as something negative. Failures are circumstances that help us become more self-aware, there lies tremendous opportunities within every failure – a possibility for growth and development. With a mindset like that there’s plenty of room for expansion, and success will be inevitable.