“The only difference between the best performance and the worst performance is the variation in our self-talk.” ~ Dorothy and Bette Harris
Suppose we could record our own inner voices that run throughout the day, and play them aloud at the end of each day, will we be shocked by what we would hear?
We carry conversations with ourselves all the time. If we can measure every statement that we make to ourselves, how many negative ones will we catch? Here are some typical inner dialog examples:
“I hate the alarm clock. I dread getting up and going to work”.
“Shucks! I’m running late again”.
“Not another bad hair day”.
“I think Sue and Jane are talking behind my back again”.
“I’m just not good at time management.”
“I’m not productive at all this week”.
“I’m too tired for my gym workout today. I’ll do it tomorrow”.
“This is the third time I’ve made the same mistake. Stupid me”.
“I feel so unloved”.
“I feel nervous about the presentation. I hope nobody will notice my shaking hands”.
“Why can’t I attract more success and money?”
“I just lack self-confidence. I can’t win this.”