It’s amazing how many of what we think are secret fears aren’t so secret or unique to us—in reality, many people share the same fears, self-doubts, and insecurities.
Some time ago, I published an article about why thinking you can never be satisfied at work is a common belief and one that is destructive. This harmful self-talk undermines your power and keeps you stuck in bad career situations.
Your beliefs and self-talk habits play a huge role in your destiny. If your self-talk is negative and unproductive, you will have to change your thinking if you hope to change your life.
MY INTENTION IS TO AFFIRM MY DESTINY WITH My THOUGHTS.
Do you believe you can be happy? Do you think you can be successful at work? Do you think that you are determined, disciplined, skilled and savvy?
Ask yourself these questions and pay attention when you feel hesitation or when you start to respond negatively.
This week, work to observe your self-talk. Don’t get upset when you discover negative or self-defeating thoughts. We all have them. Simply notice them without judgment and remind yourself of your intention. You may even want to repeat your weekly intention aloud in those moments when you feel the pangs of self-judgment.
If helpful, you can also write down a few key life-affirming statements that you can then respond with or turn to when you hear those pesky negative thoughts.
Either way, be kind to yourself this week.