To rise above negativity, it is necessary to learn and practice talking to yourself like a champion. We all fall victim to negative self-talk from time to time, saying things about ourselves such as, “I never do anything right. I look terrible. I’m not smart enough. I don’t have the right resources.”
As Proverbs 23:7 says, “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” In other words, the way we talk to ourselves will most definitely affect our lives. Start talking to yourself like a champion. Repeat over and over again to yourself, “There is nothing average about me. I wasn’t put here to be just ordinary. I am special and I have greatness within me.”
When you switch the negative self-talk with positive and uplifting words, the quality of your life will start to change. One of the biggest misconceptions is that we need materialistic things or to reach a certain level of success before we can be fully happy and live a great life.
We create our own happiness and one thing you have to understand is that no amount of success will replace negative or self diminishing self-talk.
Next time you find yourself downplaying your ability or second guessing a situation, talk to yourself like a champion. No one will believe in you if you don’t believe in yourself!
Action tip to help talk to yourself like a champion throughout the day:
Write powerful statements and uplifting quotes on a notecard. This exercise has helped me tremendously with battling negative thoughts or situations during my day.
The key is to keep your notecard in your purse, wallet, or pocket so you can easily access it. Look at this card and repeat the words with conviction. If you make this a habit, you will begin to see increased motivation and boosted confidence levels.