Day 7: Resist Negative Thoughts
It’s day 5 of the self discipline challenge. If you’re new, you can read what’s it all about here. Don’t worry, it’s not too late to jump in at any point. You’ll need the ebook 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life.
Today we’re focusing on overcoming negative thoughts. When it comes to changing ourselves or accomplishing something big, it’s easy to let negative thoughts get in the way. I can’t succeed. It’s too hard. Why would I succeed now when I never have in the past?
When we let negative thoughts creep in we are really defeating ourselves before we have even given ourselves a chance!
I also like the way Crystal defines negative thoughts. She considers the word “try” as a negative thought! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said, “I’m trying to lose weight.” Instead, I should say, “I’m losing weight.” There’s a huge difference.
I think we use words like “try” and consider negative outcomes because we want to be realistic. Also, I am often afraid of disappointment or looking like a fool. However, isn’t it better to try and fail?
Go ahead and practice. What’s your goal for this project? State it to yourself (and others) confidently without using the word try.
Here’s mine: I’m going to open an online store at the end of this month.
You try it. Leave your goal in the comments stated without using the word try.
I’m going to race in a 5k this month!
LauraJane SaysPost author
Way to go! Come back and tell us how it goes.
My house is going to be cleaner and more organized at the end of this 21 days! whoo hoo! (and my bed-making and cleaning up of the living room is going great–i agree w/you, it seems they are becoming habits!!)