Self-talk. Talking to yourself. Sounds like something only a disturbed person would do, right?
Actually, talking to yourself is an ordinary, everyday activity and one we unconsciously do — possibly every minute we are awake.
Self-talk is an internal dialogue that’s driven by the subconscious mind.
Self-talk can be either negative and destructive – or positive and constructive.
It has the power to encourage or cause distress.
David Goggins, a former Navy SEAL, is a practitioner of constructive self-talk.
He says that self-talk is meant to help you believe in yourself and your own priorities.
As I mentioned in my previous post about Perfectionism, we get bombarded constantly with stories on social about people trying to “keep up with the Joneses.” The prevalence of this type of content can lead us to elevate superficial priorities. Even worse, when you try to “Keep Up” with who you follow or see, you begin to lose yourself.
Listen to David Goggins. Practice self-talk that’s constructive, positive, and real — then you’ll have what you need to stay focused on what really needs to be done.
Regardless of what anybody says to you and no matter what you hear, you know the truth because of your constructive self-talk. And with inner conviction, no one can penetrate and alter your positivity.
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