My own worst enemy is almost always in my own mind, that voice that tells me I can’t, shouldn’t or couldn’t possibly achieve what I would like to do. This is an outdated survival mechanism left over from childhood it once served a purpose but now only limits my potential. As I grow older the voice of criticism that I hear and entertain works to destroy my confidence, lower my self-esteem and significantly limit what I am capable of achieving. it is time to Get rid of that voice or at the least, pay very little attention to what it says. Here are a few of my favorite methods for limiting or eliminating my own worst enemy and learning to listen to positive self-talk.
The conversation occurs subtly behind the actions of
the day. It is one that we are a huge part of but we rarely take the time to analyze the tone or tenor in which we are speaking. This is self-talk, an ongoing dialogue inside your head that will contribute commentary on the happenings you experience. Too often people just accept the conversation and it is most decidedly dripping with negativity. We tend to be extremely hard on ourselves and give extremely harsh criticism, often crushing our own confidence and self-esteem. Once a person becomes aware of this talk though they can make the conscious effort to change their self-talk and start building a more positive self-image. This will change the way you look at yourself and the way others look at you as well.