Have you ever thought what it would be like, to not complain?
I recently posted the following on Facebook , to go without complaining for 24 hours and watch how it starts to change your life. This triggered an idea to challenge you to do some hard but important work. With this year coming to an end, I wish for you to master this skill and start the new year fresh! This is going to impact not only the way you do this challenge today but also the way you live the rest of your life.
Some of you are so used to hearing your own put-downs and defeatist comments that you don’t even notice them anymore. This is where the hard work is going to come in.
I want you to listen to yourself and list all the negative things you say about yourself in your head. It may be, “I’m broke.” Or, “I’m fat, stupid, lazy, ugly, clumsy…” The possibilities are endless. And because you spend all of your time with yourself your mind is repeating these crazy comments again and again! This must end.
Is that something you would say to anyone else? Is it something you would say to a child you wanted to nurture? Is that something you would say to an employee? A friend? Of course not. I hope not!
Cross them out!
Have no tolerance for the negative and mean things you used to direct at yourself. Zero tolerance. Replace these thoughts now. They are not only useless; they are harmful!
I want you to re-write the five statements as positive first-person present tense affirmations and I want you to put them everywhere you go. Make them your screen saver. Cover your desk, your mirror, and your refrigerator with post-it notes. Say them over and over. It takes a thousand positives to outweigh a negative comment. So repeat, repeat, repeat until your subconscious accepts this new (AND ACCURATE!!!) truth. Make them your incantation.
Now, be alert to other negative thoughts as they come into your mind and quickly write them down and adapt them to positive first person present tense affirmations.
You will allow yourself to achieve all of your goals starting now!