Just because you have a negative thought doesn’t mean you have to believe it. A thought only has power if we give it energy. – Jon Gordon
No one talks to you each and every day more than you. Your self-talk largely determines your attitude. You can listen to the negative thoughts – the blame, complain, and defend thoughts that creep into your mind. You can give energy to the negative . . . you can be your own energy vampire.
OR . . . You can hear that negative thought in your self-talk and make a discipline-driven decision. You can intentionally say “no” in your self-talk. Don’t give your negative thoughts energy. It’s natural to have the self-conversation. It takes discipline to purposefully force the positive to overpower the negative.
Optimism is contagious . . . Optimism is a habit that requires repetitions and practice. Practice optimism . . . Give energy to your optimistic self.