Stopping the Negative Self-Talk – Changing your ‘me, myself and I’ Time

We are our thoughts. We cannot change anything

if we cannot change our thinking.

You have a train of thought on which you ride when you are alone and quietly thinking.  The self-worth you feel, as well as the happiness your life brings, depends upon the direction in which this train is moving, the baggage it carries and the emotional space through which it travels. 

Within this space, it is in your power to choose how you react, and in your reaction lies your growth, freedom and happiness.

If you truly want to change your life, you must first change your mind.  You must free it from the restrictive thinking that holds you back.

Here are some quotes Angel has collected, to ponder about, and challenge any negative thinking or esteem- damaging critical self-talk.

You are only destined to become one person – the person you decide to be.

  1. Do good and feel good.  Do bad and feel bad.  It’s that simple.
  2. You are what you do today, not what you say you’ll do tomorrow.
  3. We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us.
  4. Ultimately, it’s not what you do every once in a while; it’s what you dedicate yourself to on a regular basis that makes the difference.
  5. Never be ashamed of doing what feels right.  Decide what you think is right and stick to it.
  6. No amount of money will make you happy if you aren’t happy with yourself.
  7. You know you’ve made the right decision when there is peace in your heart.
  8. Don’t worry if your goals seem crazy to other people; oftentimes the crazy ideas are the ones that have the greatest impact.
  9. Control your own destiny or someone else will try for you.
  10. Sometimes standing up to your friends can be just as difficult as standing up to your enemies.
  11. The unhappiest people in this world are the people who care the most about what everyone else thinks.
  12. There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally.
  13. No one in the world was ever you before, with your particular gifts and abilities and possibilities.
  14. A loving, happy person lives in a loving, happy world.  A hateful, miserable person lives in a hateful, miserable world.  The world around you reflects YOU.
  15. Worry gives small things a big shadow.
  16. Focus your conscious mind on things you desire not things you fear.  Doing so brings dreams to life.
  17. It’s not the mistakes and failures you have to worry about, it’s the opportunities you miss when you don’t even try that hurt the most.
  18. Anyone can run away; it’s super easy.  Facing problems and working through them, that’s what makes you strong.
  19. When you have two good options, always go with the one that scares you the most, because that’s the one that’s going to help you grow.
  20. Courage is being scared to death, and then taking the next step anyway.
  21. Sometimes our greatest insight comes from our failure, not from our accomplishments.
  22. You need to screw up to learn.  You need to experience it all to create greatness.
  23. Not knowing everything about your future is a good thing.
  24. Don’t worry about what you can’t control.
  25. People of average ability often achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit.  Most people succeed simply because they are determined to.
  26. Temporary happiness isn’t worth long-term pain.
  27. The less you expect, the more pleasant life gets.
  28. The things you take for granted, someone else is praying for.
  29. It usually isn’t what you have or where you are or what you’re doing that makes you happy.  It’s how you think about it all. [This is so true. It is not about material goods, or friends, it is your attitude that defines your mood]
  30. Do not dwell so much on creating your perfect life that you forget to live. [Perfection is a myth].
  31. You are not in competition with anybody except yourself; plan to outdo your past not other people.
  32. To admit that you were wrong is to declare that you are wiser now than you were before.
  33. If you spend too much time judging yourself, you won’t have any time to love yourself or anyone else.
  34. You don’t get to choose how you are going to die, or when.  But you can choose how you are going to live, right now.

Be done with regrets; they are an excuse for people who have failed.  You still have a chance.

Abridged from a post written by: Angel Chernoff

 

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Scandinavian culture, literature and traditions are close to my heart, even though I am Australian. I have Scandinavian, Frisian and Prussian/Silesian ancestry and for that reason, I feel a connection with that part of the world. I am an avid Nordic Crime fiction reader, and enjoy photography, writing and a variety of cooking and crafts, and traditional decorative art forms. Politically aware and egalitarian by nature, I have a strong environmental bent.
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