One of my favorite mentors from afar (at least this is one I have actually met!) always talks about the importance of speaking to yourself in a positive voice.
It’s Chalene Johnson, and she is a personal development hero of mine, as well as a celebrity fitness trainer. She says this “speak to yourself in a positive voice” in many different circumstances – whether it’s to tell her viewers they can accomplish difficult moves/lifts in the exercise video, or in her program, which I highly recommend – the 30-Day Push, which is a sort of life-coaching program.
I made a video passing this message along, with a twist from advice that an old friend gave me back in the day when I wasn’t as self-assured and confident as I am today. You should totally go watch it, and then subscribe to my channel! 😉
Since following that advice, meeting Tommy, and making tons of lifestyle changes for the better, I am a much more confident and self-assured person. So whenever Chalene tells me to speak to myself in a positive voice and tell myself “I can do this,” I have been thinking to myself “That advice is for someone else, or the old me. I know I can do anything I put my mind to.
I even feel insanely lucky after being in and leading some personal development groups (some were actually going through Chalene’s 30-Day Push as a group) and finding out that many people don’t have anyone encouraging them, believing in them, and speaking to them in positive voices. I have always been told that I will achieve anything I want, from everyone I know, especially important people like in my family, so that has never been a second thought for me.
But I have been a lot more introspective and self-aware lately, and it has brought something ugly to my attention!
I may not speak ill to myself or in bad tones about myself in my head, but there’s an ugly, angry, impatient person that swears at drivers, people who just stop walking in front of me, and tons of other minor things!
So, wherever you are on the journey of being a nice person in your own head, whether it’s toward yourself or the people you encounter, think about this – what you’re thinking is shaping your life!
Be positive. Think positive thoughts about yourself, and be patient with others. Stop cussing people out in your mind – it’s not healthy (that’s me talking to me)!
Hopefully we can all be the change we wish to see in the world!
Do you have any tips on how to make the voice in your head be someone you’d want to be friends with if you met him/her on the street? Who knows, I might make a video out of it!
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