Category: Self-Talk

Are you ready? Well, 2019 is already history across most of the world. A new year usually starts with some new commitments and many of us think of the new year as a time to change our focus and get back on track on actions we didn’t take the year before. These actions probably include getting physically and mentally healthier and stronger, taking a closer look at our finances, looking for a more challenging job or doing some stuff around the house that we’ve been putting off. The bottom line, is how can we follow through on these goals so we can focus on building steady progress in all these important areas of our lives, instead of having to wait for another year to pass and be in the same situation? Commit to Your True Goals I was thinking about this and asked myself, do we really need to wait for another new year to begin to commit to taking actions we should have been taking all along? Why did we allow ourselves to get caught up in doing things at times that might have been of lesser importance and not work towards the goals that could really make a positive difference in our lives? There are certainly obstacles that keep us from consistently taking the right actions; so, what can we do to identify the obstacles that have stopped us in the past and then start building the right action plans to overcome those obstacles and move closer towards …

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In today’s life coaching article, I will be writing about self-talk and mental programming. Throughout our lives, we have unknowingly received countless negative programs, which are recorded in neural pathways in our brain. This is similar to the programming of a computer. These negative programs were created by negative input. Parents, friends, teachers, television passer by conversations. You name it. (Behavioral researchers have estimated that in the first 18 years of our lives alone, each of us is told no, or what we cannot do, or what won’t work, more than 148,000 times.) And it doesn’t stop there. We continue to receive the wrong kind of programming from others, and from our own old negative programming from the past – our own self-talk. The Law of Repetition We receive our programs through repetition. First, from others, and then through our own repeated self-talk. That’s why what others tell us most becomes what we believe about ourselves most. Each time a message is repeated, it gets rerecorded, in the brain, and becomes stronger. Unfortunately, a lot of the programs we got were the wrong programs. How Self-Talk Works While we’re growing up, we get “programmed,” every day in dozens of ways. Everything we hear, see, or experience in any way gets “programmed” – much like programming a computer, which means it gets recorded in our brain. Also like a computer, the part of the brain that records all of those messages doesn’t know the difference between something that is “true” about …

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