14 Jan Susan’s Sound Advice #436
I just received some very exciting news. Since the New Year, I have been declaring that this is going to be a great year. It’s really all about our self-talk. Expect the best from yourself, and talk to yourself in positive terms. Don’t say I’ll try. Say I will. Words like try and if presuppose a negative outcome. In other words, you have to accept the possibility of failure in order for these terms to make sense. That may not sound like such a big deal, and it isn’t when you only do it once or twice. The thing is, you are constantly talking to yourself. Your thought patterns reinforce your expectations over and over again, all day long, day after day after day. Use that to your advantage. Your expectations determine your attitude, and your attitude determines your actions. Your actions, in turn, determine your results. Fill your mind with positive expectations and bounce back quickly from each disappointment.