A man is literally what he thinks.
Research indicates that the average person—that means you!—talks to himself or herself about 50,000 times a day. And most of that self-talk is about yourself, and according to the psychological researchers, it is 80% negative—things such as I shouldn’t have said that…. They don’t like me….I’m never going to be able to pull this of …. I don’t like the way my hair looks today…. That other team is going to kill us…. I can’t dance…. I’ll never be a good skater…. I’m not a speaker…. I’ll never lose this weight…. I can’t ever seem to get organized…. I’m always late.
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they’re yours.
We know from the research that these thoughts have a powerful effect on us. They affect our attitude, our physiology, and our motivation to act. Our negative thoughts actually control our behavior. They make us stutter, spill things, forget our lines, break out in a sweat, breathe shallowly, feel scared and taken to the extreme, they can even paralyze or kill us.
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