How do you view success? Many people grew up with a negative attitude toward the word “success”. They were raised to believe that if you focused on having success in your life, it immediately branded you as being narcissistic or materialistic? But is that necesssarily correct? True, the desire for success has caused many persons to show undesirable qualities such as greed, selfishness, etc. However, for the average person success may mean achieving more to make your life comfortable, build your self-worth, or accomplish a goal.
Do you ever find that you talk yourself out of success by indulging in negative self-talk? Do you tell yourself you could never attain those ‘lofty’ goals? Do you set yourself up for failure listening to the negative voice within? Rather than listening to the negative voice, you can use positive self-talk to counter the negativity and overcome many anxious thoughts. It has been said that if you fail to set a goal, you will reach it every time. Identifying your goal and writing it down is the first step in goal-setting. The next step is to formulate a plan, which will include a start date and an end date. As your thoughts flow you will become filled with excitement on how you will accomplish the steps needed to conquer the goal.
At this point are negative thoughts creeping in? Do not allow them to take hold! Replace them with positive self-talk. You may need to repeat positive affirmations like, “I am a smart, capable woman (or man). I can do this.” “I am filled with positive energy and action.” “I deserve to succeed because I am worthy of success.” On a personal note, I never forget to pray for the strength to accomplish what I’ve set out to do.
Another important way to encourage positive self-talk is to know Your WHY. Why do you want to succeed? What is it you hope to achieve for youself and or your family by completing your goal? When your “why” is compelling enough to propel you through any obstacles you may encounter, you will find that it is possible to conquer your goal by practising positive self-talk. Many people were raised in a negative environment to believe they would not accomplish much in life. If that was true in your case, as you recognize the impact that those negative statements may have on your mind, learn to use them as the catalysts to prove those negative people wrong. But do it for yourself, not for someone else! Use positive self-talk to prove to yourself that regardless of what anyone else may have said, you were created with wisdom and beauty and you can achieve anything you set your mind to do if you are prepared to work at it.
If you work from home you will need support especially on days when negativity rears its ugly head. There are two Forums that I have found extremely helpful and supportive and I invite you to check them out. If you are a Work-at-Home Woman or in Direct Sales, visit The Association for Work At Home Women is one of the places I’d recommend. If you are an Internet Marketer, Lynn Terry’s Elite Mastermind is fabulous! Lynn shares so much and is very responsive to your questions, plus the members are willing to help you above and beyond.