Self talk, or, the things you continuously tell yourself about yourself, the world, your expectations, and abilities, is a form of brainwashing.
This brainwashing becomes your ‘automatic thoughts’ – thoughts that you think automatically, without having to ponder or search for conclusions – for example, “he does not like me”, “I always fail”, “people don’t respect me” – and these automatic thoughts become your life story.
If these thoughts are continuously telling you that you are going to fail, you are not good enough, you are unlovable, or that life is too difficult, this becomes your life story. Yes, you have literally brainwashed yourself into making this happen. You begin to act out these expectations, and life gives you what you expect.
Brainwash yourself into expecting the best.
Brainwash yourself by thinking positively (or interrupting negative thoughts by challenging them with a positive thought instead).
Why not spend the next week brainwashing yourself into affirming something that works for you?
Find some audiobooks on YouTube and listen to them everyday as you eat breakfast, drive in the car, take the bus, or before bed.
Create or refresh your LifeBoard/GoalBoard/VisionBoard, and keep it somewhere that you can se it first thing in the morning and as the last thing at night – take a picture of it and print it out to take to work with you, use as a screen saver, and to put in the car. Leave ‘I AM’ statements written on notes all around the house, for example, “I AM Motivated” (along with some other ‘I AM statements), and increase your monthly savings and investment amounts (if money is your goal), so I have to make more income.
You are literally brainwashing yourself.
Think about it, what ways have you been previously brainwashing yourself, and are they supporting or hindering your growth? If you are naturally brainwashing yourself anyway, you might as well make sure it’s positive, right?
Start the work, today. Brainwash yourself, for yourself.
May you have a blessed and productive day ahead; one that truly exceeds all expectations.
Copyright © 2015. Novena-Chanel Davies. All Rights Reserved.
Novena-Chanel, the Equilibrium Coach, is a Psychotherapist/Counsellor, Coach, Nutritional Advisor, Reiki Practitioner, and Writer.
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