Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Power of "Self-Talk"..Help or Hinderance....

Every day I hear the complaints...the insane conversations going on both inside and outside of peoples heads. Yes, I can even hear the internal chatter as someone walks by just by looking at their body language.

"I'll never lose this weight.... This is the worst recession of our lifetime..... Guys are just plain dogs.... why quit drinking now, that's not going to change anything... I've tried to quit smoking 20 times! there's no program that will work for me ......I never have enough time for the gym, me, or to do anything fun! "

Of course there are a million more ludicrous statements that people repeat every day to themselves, and oftentimes to anyone else who will listen and they all serve on amazing purpose: to keep you stuck in your miserable rut.

That's right, that's all they do. Keep you stuck.

How do I know this to be true? Because there are millions of people in this world today in a position much more devastating than yours, who are happy today. Who are at peace today. Because they have mastered the art of self-talk.

Self talk, positive self talk, can be mastered. But it begins with a conscious choice to do so.

You become what you think about, and what you talk about all day long.

So, if you want a more powerful life, a more abundant life, watch the words you say and think. Replace the limiting ones with a powerful projection of who you want to be.

Ask your friends to catch you when you gossip, when you complain. Then, change the words you are using right on the spot.

Slow down, and watch your world change for the better right before your eyes.

Love, peace, David Essel

1 comment:

  1. Yes, it is amazing what we allow ourselves to believe based on those voices in our heads. Just emerging from an "ashes" time of life, same age as you, finding inspiration in reading of all that you are doing. Just signed up for a week with Sai Maa, pursuing beingness...amazed at a man my age on this path. Wondering how you slow down with all that you do. Would love to have a conversation with you.