“Chug, chug, chug . . . puff, puff, puff . . . ding-dong, ding-dong . . . I think I can, I think I can, I think I can . . . I thought I could!” – Arnold Munk, writing as Wally Piper, The Little Engine that Could.
I overheard two people talking at an event the other day. One was really beating himself up about how he couldn’t do anything about his weight and his health and how miserable he felt about himself. It triggered a reminder that a good portion of health, fitness and personal energy is a result of the way you talk to yourself.
Whether you talk to yourself in an empowering way or in a disempowering way will affect the outcome of what you are trying to accomplish.
Your self-talk reflects your personal thoughts and beliefs. Your thoughts and beliefs affect your reality. How you perceive your reality becomes your reality. You become what you think about.
“Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.” — Henry Ford
We can change our physical; and emotional states with our words. If you say, “I think I’m getting sick”, there’s a good chance you’ll get sick. Emile Coue, the French Pharmacist and Hypnotist used to have his clients/patients say: “Every day in every way, I’m getting better and better.” They did!
Therefore, if you tell yourself you will be healthy and fit, you can be healthy and fit. If you tell yourself you can’t lose weight, or it’s not worth the effort, then you won’t achieve the health, fitness and energy you really want.
According to motivational guru Tony Robbins, “You communicate with your subconscious mind with your self-talk. It’s the quality of that communication that determines the quality of your life.”
If your internal dialog is about frustration, anger, resentment, illness or just beating yourself up, then those negative feelings will be the result. If your internal dialog is about positivity, abundance, joy and good health, you are much more likely to achieve those results.
You have a choice of using empowering self-talk, or debilitating self-talk. It’s up to you. THINK POSITIVE!
Thank you for reading.