To be (a winner) or not to be (a winner)

An unexpected summer heat wave means we can enjoy our grass field once again. No trace of those long winter months. Everyone is busy, busy, busy.

I hardly see Emily now, she so busy learning for school exams and tests. Busy, busy, busy.  It’s non-stop.  She has had differing results, some good, and some less good.  She suffers from really bad nerves before and during tests, and she is letting this ruin her confidence in her abilities and her belief in herself to do well.

Do you know what one of the main differences is between successful people and the not so successful?

The first answer that comes to me is self–talk. Your own self talk makes all the difference. What do I mean by that? This is what I often observe in people day in day out from my field: Most people I observe are often:

  • Thinking the worst.
  • Have many negative thoughts.
  • Don’t believe they can or will achieve anything.
  • Complain – a lot!
  • Always see the worst in situations,
  • Put others down.

All that negative energy in people! It’s just no fun to be around.

The way people talk to themselves makes all the difference in what they achieve, or don’t achieve.  To what they attract into their lives, and what they don’t attract into their lives.

So, turn it around. Look for solutions instead of complaining. Look for opportunities and embrace change when it happens. Only you can do that. No one can do it for you.

Instead of Emily saying this is too difficult, and letting her nerves get the better of her, she’s practiced one sentence or phrase which helps put her in a better frame of mind before and during tests.

“Although this is a difficult test, I’m not a dumb or stupid person. I read the test instructions calmly and clearly, and then I do my best, because I deserve it!

What are you saying to yourself before important episodes in your life? Do you have a sentence you can say to yourself to put you in the right frame of mind?

Get started today.

“Don’t ask what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive.” —Howard Thurman

Enjoy your ride!


(Photo: Mittinger

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