If you think you’re not good enough, you’re right.
I mean, you know yourself better than anyone.
So if you say you’re not good enough …
I believe you.
Is that what you really want?
Your own words will be used against you
You may not realize it, but every time you
- Joke about how bad you are at something
- Tell people you don’t know what you’re doing
- Say you’re not qualified for that job
EVERYONE believes you.
And why shouldn’t they? Who knows more about you than YOU?
It’s time to stop sabotaging yourself!
Words have power
What you speak aloud, you bring into being. That’s why they call it ‘spelling.’ There is magic in the words you use. Choose them carefully.
The choice you have to make
Now that you know how powerful your words are, you have a choice: do you want to keep talking badly about yourself?
- If so, keep lowering people’s expectations and reinforcing why you’ll never be good enough. Who knows how low you can sink in your own estimation and theirs!
- If not, then accept you don’t have to achieve anyone else’s vision of perfection. Trust that you have everything you need and that you are perfect! (Don’t worry . . . you can still get better any time you want.)
You see, I think you’re awesome.
But who cares what I think?
It’s how you feel about yourself that matters.
Creative challenge: Watch what you say
My challenge for you this week is to chip away at any negative self-talk habits you have. Here’s what to do:
- Notice when you criticize yourself in front of others
- Write down what you said
- Can you reframe that negative as something positive? For example, assertive instead of bossy, careful instead of slow, etc.
- Stop yourself from badmouthing yourself next time the impulse hits
- Rinse and repeat until it sticks
Let me know how it goes by leaving me a comment below!