How Negative Thoughts Can Prevent You From Reaching Your Potential

Your mind produces thousands of thoughts each day. You talk to yourself more than anyone else.

Many of the conversations you have with yourself are likely ones that you wouldn’t shared with anyone else. These conversations show the “real” you.

The you that is filled with self doubt, worry, sadness, guilt, hurt and disappointment.

But is that really the “real” you? This is the version of you that your mistaken beliefs have constructed – the ones you have accepted as truth.

So where did these false ideas about you come from?

Where Mistaken Beliefs Start

Mistaken beliefs mostly come from other people in your life: your parents, your teachers, your co-workers, your friends.

Whether they intended to or not, they may have planted the seed by saying something negative about you. You then cultivated these comments to the point that they have become your truth.

You then allow your entire life to be controlled by some obscure comments made years ago.

Stop the Negative Talk

Only you know who you truly are and what’s in your heart.

When you were born, you entered the world without the burdens of your current negative belief system. You came here as a beautiful bundle of joy filled with unlimited potential and possibilities.

Those potentials and possibilities have not changed. The only difference now is that others have dictated what you are capable of through what they’ve said and how they’ve treated you.

Consider how you would feel if you stopped all of the negative talk that you currently have with yourself, such as:

  • “I’m too fat.”
  • “Why would anyone want to love me?”
  • “I will always fail.”

And I’m sure the list goes on.

So, how would you fell? Do you think that you would feel emotionally lighter? Do you think you would feel happier? Do you think that you would feel more confident?

Modify Your Self Talk

Now how do you think your life would change if you were to go one step further and modify your self talk – by only speaking positively about yourself?

If you take some time and focus on what you like about yourself, and focus on a positive emotional state, you will be able to accomplish anything.

Once you begin looking for the positive things within you, you will be surprised to learn the potential that lays below the surface. You have never been anything other than that bundle of joy that entered the world years ago, full of possibilities.

You can easily uncover positive aspects of yourself by asking yourself questions such as:

  • “What am I good at?”
  • “Who has benefited from me being in the world?”
  • “Who am I? What is in my heart that only I know?”
  • “What do I like about myself?”

How do you feel after answering these questions?

If you only observe what you feel is positive about you, you will feel happy.

Program Your Subconscious

Your emotional state is the control valve that determines what you draw into your experience. How you talk to yourself creates your beliefs and programs your subconscious.

So you need to ask yourself: do you want your beliefs and subconscious programming to be based on false negative thinking? Or do you want your beliefs to be based on the truth of who you are?

Love and Nurture Yourself

Begin today to love and nurture yourself. Allow the joy, playfulness and enthusiasm that you naturally had as a child begin to flow into your everyday experiences.

Allow yourself to celebrate each and every success no matter how small.

Love and appreciate yourself every opportunity you have. Do this everyday and watch your old negative beliefs about yourself begin to dissolve.

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