Words have the power to build us up and break us down. Self-talk is one of the most potent forms of accessing this power, whether we do it in helpful ways (which is rarer) or unhelpful ways (which is an epidemic).
In this video, I give examples of how we use words to abuse ourselves and break our spirits and then expect our minds and hearts to want to work heart and do well in the work of professional and personal success. It doesn’t work very effectively. What works effectively is practicing self-compassion and self-kindness in our internal, mental scripts because that practice brings the best out in us, and helps us bring out the best in others.
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