“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale
Confidence is probably the single most important intangible of all.
Throughout each day, our mind “talks to us” in a non-stop stream. One of the cognitive foundations is the ability to dictate what this “self-talk” will be, which enables us to control how we think in any given situation. It’s imperative to reinterpret the obstacles we face so that we see them as exciting challenges instead of intimidating roadblocks.
We decide to control the way we think about ourselves, our environment and all the things that happen to us in that environment, so that steady stream of “self-talk” can build energy and enthusiasm instead of draining it.
Scientist have realized that people become what they think about – that what we think determines what type of person we’re going to be and what kind of experiences we’re going to have.
If we accept that we can control what we think about, then we can pretty much become what we want by dictating our “self-talk”.
We must realize that life is very much a self-fulfilling prophecy.
You build confidence in yourself by changing the way you think.
Focusing on any little piece of success builds a reason to believe in yourself.
We need effective thinking – the process of managing “self-talk”, memories, and expectations to create energy, optimism and enthusiasm.
If a thought or image doesn’t make us feel better, imagine it getting caught in a filter, leaving your memory clean and bright.