I just finished a terrific book, What to Say When You Talk to Yourself , by Shad Helmstetter about the power of what we say to ourselves. He explains that what you think and what you say when you talk to yourself each day literally wires your brain for success or failure. When you consistently use negative self-talk (e.g., “I can’t..”, “How stupid!”, “This is not my day”, etc.), your mind believes it whether it’s true or not, and that affects your life in a major way. Helmstetter shows us how we can change our self-talk to feeding our minds with positive affirmations that, if repeated often, can change our focus in a significant way.
I am generally a very positive and optimistic person but I’ve zeroed in on a couple of areas where I am going to change my self-talk. I believe this book will benefit you as it has me.