Last post July 13, 2006 22:57 PM by CHRM. 1 repiles.
Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be (Henry David Thoreau)
Have you ever been hurt by what someone said?
Have you ever been encouraged by what someone said?
Of course, you have.
Such is the power of words.
They can uplift us or depress us. They can shape us, make us, or break us. The messages that were constantly repeated to us as children have become a part of us. They sink into our subconscious and automatically replay in our mind as self-talk. If you were constantly praised, you grew up with confidence. If you were constantly criticized, you grew up feeling powerless.
If you were like most of us, you grew up with some praise and some criticism, so you are only partially dented.
Once you are aware of the causes of your self-doubts, fears, anger and other forms of self-limiting behavior, you can do something about it.
What can you do?
You can replace the negative messages running through your brain with positive ones. These positive messages are called affirmations. And with constant repetition, they will penetrate our subconscious. Once there, they will form new beliefs, which result in new behavior. Should you be practicing affirmations? Whether you agree with the practice or not, you are already doing so. You are constantly talking to yourself. If those thoughts are positive and inspiring, great! Keep it up! However, if you find negative thoughts flooding your mind and holding you back, it’s time to take control. It’s time to start affirming what you want in life and control your destiny. You can do this by creating and repeating your own affirmations. It will be nice if we can share affirmations...
When we say of thoughts, it reminds me of these quotes :-
When I'm getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds thinking about him and what he is going to say - Abraham Lincoln
Thinkers think and doers do. But until the thinkers do and the doers think, progress will be just another word in the already overburdened vocabulary of the talkers who talk - Anonymous
"To win...you must stay in the game" - Claude Bristol