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Six Examples of Positive and Negative Self-Talk


There is a lot of discussion these days about self-talk, but rarely does anyone provide examples. The concept gets talked about as if everyone knows what it is and how it plays out in our daily lives.



So here are six practical examples of positive and negative self-talk.


Negative: I can’t do it.

Positive: I haven’t worked it out yet.


Negative: I’ve never done that before.

Positive: This will be a great opportunity to try something new.


Negative: Nobody tells me anything.

Positive: I’ll reach out and see what I discover.


Negative: I’ll never be good at this.

Positive: Every time I try this I get better.


Negative: I never have enough time.

Positive: There is enough time to get the most important things done.


Negative: I’m always unlucky.

Positive: Something wonderful is about to happen.


The key is to practicing positive self-talk is practicing. You have to work at it. It doesn’t come naturally to most of us, especially when we are stressed or disappointed.


Matthew Kelly


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