“Self talk builds your world. Network Spinal Analysis creates better vocabulary”
“A person knowing the power of the word becomes very careful of his conversation. He has only to watch the reaction of his words to know that they do ‘not return void.’ Through his spoken word, man is continually making laws for himself.” – Florence Scovel Shinn
Self talk gains power when spoken aloud
I’m sure many of us have heard our thoughts create our reality. But we don’t often hear about the power of speech. The way we speak affects the way we think.
Tapasviji, an amazing mantra healer and friend from India, helped me bring awareness to the absent minded words that I would drop on the daily. Take the response ‘not bad’ for example—it’s not one but two negatives! Or even the infamous ‘I can’t.’ It takes time and effort to catch yourself and start to change these tendencies but it is oh so worth it.
Two chiropractors, Dr. Wendy S Coren and Dr. David N. Lundquist wrote an article titled As You Think, So Shall You Be. It is very empowering- here it is:
“The words you say to yourself, inside your head, mold your experience. Whether you “I can’t” or “I will” motivates your behavior. We are all aware of prefab affirmations that you recite from you head, not your heart. Statements that in no way match your reality. True self-talk is made up of words you believe totally.
You may want to say I CAN to any number of positive sayings–“I can lose weight, be successful, etc,” BUT your voice inside your head whispers or shouts, “no way!” So, how do you say what you want AND believe what you say? You start with simple things to create the appropriate pattern of thinking.
It’s a sequence.
Know what you want. Affirm a small action step toward its fulfillment. Instead of the I CAN’TS that point out your obstacles, begin to accumulate I CAN’S as steps to attaining your goal. Perhaps you can’t say “I AM SUCCESSFUL” but you CAN say, “I have successfully done…”, and that’s the first step to believing.
YOU CAN do anything. Adding YET to any sentence creates the possibility that you WILL complete the action at some later date. Hear the difference between “my office is not efficient” and “my office is not efficient YET.” This language of self-talk opens you to possibility. The secret is to catch yourself using self-defeating phrases and replace them with empowering choices.”